What’s On Wednesday 31st August

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Don’t miss our What’s On section for all the best in entertainment across the Fylde coast.

Theatre and shows

VIVA!. Summer show spectacular starring Rob Linacre, Darren Coulton, Jodie Kate, Jimmy Bright and the Viva! showgirls. Layton Institute, Westcliffe Drive, Layton. Tuesday to Saturday, ends November 5.

BOOZE, BIRDS AND BLACKPOOL ROCK. A brand new adults only rock and rollercoasting musical starring Scott Wright, Andrew Irvine, Carol Holt and full cast. The Paradise Room, Pleasure Beach, Blackpool. Nightly to September 3.

DANCING QUEEN. A tribute to you know who – and more. Grand Theatre, Church Street, Blackpool. 7.30pm. To October 26.

ROCK AND ROLL PARADISE. Weekly tributes to the late legends. North Pier Theatre, Blackpool. Ends October 26.

BEYOND BELIEF. Magic, variety and dance from master illusionist Richard de Vere, Shizzy Mizzy, Marc, Schnorbitz, Schnookie and cast. The Horseshoe, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. To October 27.

SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS. A summer pantomime. North Pier Theatre, Blackpool. Weekly to August 31 plus October half term holiday. 2pm.

THE BEST OF BLACkpool. All new circus show with Mooky and Mr Boo, plus speciality acts from around the world. Tower Circus, Blackpool Tower. 1 and 4pm.

BOBBY ROBERTS SUPER CIRCUS. Annual visit of the popular big top show with aerial acts, jugglers, clowns, animals and more. Rossall Road/Broadway,

between Cleveleys and Fleetwood. 3pm. Ends today.

LEGENDS. Tonight – Meat Loaf, Robbie Williams, Freddie Mercury and Tom Jones. Central Pier Showbar, Blackpool. Nightly (no shows Monday).

HOT ICE 2011. International skating spectacular. The Arena, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. 2.30 and 7.30pm.

Pubs and bars

NORTHERN AND SOULFUL SOUNDS. With Mike Hughes. Soul Suite, Queen Square/Queen Street, Blackpool.

THE ROY ROLLAND SHOW. With guest vocalist Ashley Tilston. Ma Kelly’s Stanley Arms, Chapel Street, Blackpool. 1.30 to 4.30pm.

PINEAPPLE JACK. The Theatre Bar, Winter Gardens, Church Street, Blackpool. Daily lunchtime plus Saturday evenings for the season.

KEEP IT FRESH. With DJ Matt Munroe. Walkabout, Queen Street, Blackpool. To 3am.

GET “KINECTED”. Play against giant versions of yourself. Yates’s, Market Street, Blackpool.

OPEN MIC NIGHT. Churchill’s, Topping Street. Blackpool.

OVER 65S AFTERNOON PARTY. Weekly session for senior citizens with Andy Knight. The Galleon Bar, Abingdon Street, Blackpool. 1 to 5pm.

MIKEY TAYLOR’S ROCKING BOOGIE BAND. Last Wednesday of the month – The Mike Taylor Jazz Quartet. The Galleon, Abingdon Street, Blackpool. Evening, 9pm.

AFTERNOON ENTERTAINMENT. Guest vocalist. The Townsman, Topping Street, Blackpool.

BRANDY BABYCHAM’S FULL

DIAMANTE. Full line-up of female impersonators and vocalists. Free admission. Roxy’s, Queen Street, Blackpool.

JAYCEE. Keyboards and vocals. The Old Bank Inn, Bond Street, South Shore. From 3pm.

JAM NIGHT. Play or listen. The Sandpiper, Cleveleys Avenue, Cleveleys.

PLAY YOUR CARDS RIGHT. Games night with fun quiz. The Shovels, Green Meadows Lane, Hambleton. 9 to 11.30pm.

Cabaret

SUMMER SHOWTIME 2011. Scott Gallagher hosts, Ma Kelly’s Showgirls, guest comedian, vocalist Lee Brady and karaoke. Ma Kelly’s Stanley Arms, Chapel Street, Blackpool. From 8.30pm.

FUNNY GIRLS SUMMER SHOW 2011. Performed nightly (except Mondays). Funny Girls, Dickson Road, Blackpool. From 8.30pm.

SUMMER VARIETY SHOW 2011. Entertainers include Janice Yorke, Martin Gregory Lambert, Ricky Lane, Leigh Myers, Jonathan and Donna Reid, plus guest appearances from Stephen Pierre, Robert Young, Vici Moran and Crissy Rock. Nellie Deans, North Promenade, Blackpool. Monday to Thursday until October 27.

Talent contests

THE WOW FACTOR. Weekly heats leading to two semis and a grand final. Bispham Conservative Club, Red Bank Road, Bispham.

Quizzes

QUIZ NIGHT. £1 entry, free buffet. The Boars Head, Preston Old Road, Marton. 9pm.

JOHN KNIGHT QUIZ NIGHT. The Hansom Cab, Station Road, Lytham.

QUIZ AND BINGO. Numbers permitting. Up to £100 to be won. Churchill’s, Topping Street. Blackpool. Afternoon.

QUIZ NIGHT. And Play Your Cards Right. The Shovels, Hambleton.

DJ BASTIAN PLUS QUIZ NIGHT. Lucy’s @ Tobago, Abingdon Street, Blackpool.

QUIZ NIGHT. With the Dave Ward Roadshow. The Tramway, Victoria Road, Cleveleys.

QUIZ NIGHT. Free to enter. Beer to win. The Blue Room, Church Street, Blackpool. From 8pm.

JOHNNY B’s FREE QUIZ. The Ship. Elswick. From 9pm.

QUIZ NIGHT. Whittle Springs, Talbot Road, Blackpool.

QUIZ NIGHT. Prizes for winners, free sandwiches. The Station Tavern, Station Square, Lytham. From 9pm.

QUIZ NIGHT. Plus Open the Box and Play Your Cards Right. The Admiral, Clifton Drive/The Square, St Annes.

QUIZ NIGHT. Stanley Road WMC, Stanley Road, off Hornby Road, Blackpool.

QUIZ AND OPEN THE BOX. The Cube, Breck Road, Poulton. From 9pm.

Social clubs

CABARET. Guest acts. Blackpool Catholic Club, 30 Queen Street, Blackpool. 2.30 to 4.30pm. Details, (01253) 628835.

JO LITTLE AND TOM MCCLOUD. Stanley Road WMC, Stanley Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 621168.

JODIE KATE. Duple Social Club, 96a Bond Street, South Shore. Details, (01253) 341647.

SEAN MCRAE. Blackpool’s Number One Club, Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 341441.

JENNIFER JAMIESON PLUS NICKY NEWSOME. Bloomfield Club, 128 Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 344583.

MIKE DENNETT & CHIC. Hotels and Apartments Club, 122 Coronation Street, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 623784.

NIKKI MILLER. LMS Loco Sports and Social Club, Back Ribble Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 625040).

TAM RYAN. Brunswick Club, Bethesda Square, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 624208.

RAY WILLET ON THE ORGAN. Blackpool RBL Club, 33-39 King Street, Blackpool. Details (01253) 626308.

WAYNE LESTER. Station Road Social Club, 11 Station Road, South Shore.

Karaoke

KARAOKE NIGHT. The Victoria, Church Road, St Annes.

KARAOKE NIGHT. Free shot for singers before 10pm. The Victoria, Dock Street, Fleetwood.

KARAOKE. Blackpool RBL Club, King Street, Blackpool.

KARAOKE. Chubby’s Bar, The Promenade, Blackpool. From 9am to 6pm.

KARAOKE. Knobby’s Bar. West Street, Blackpool. And Thursday, Friday and Saturday. From 7pm.

Line dancing

T&A’s DANCE RANCH. All welcome, partners not necessary. Beginners 12.30 to 1.30pm. Teaching and social dancing, 1.30 to 4pm. Bispham United Reformed Church, Cavendish Road, Bispham. Details, (01253) 594043.

LANCASHIRE ROSE LINE DANCE CLUB. Assembly Rooms, Warrenhurst Road, Fleetwood. 7.30 to 10.30pm. Details, 07766 310260.

LINE DANCING. St Annes Conservative Club, Clifton Drive North, St Annes.

LINE DANCING. With John and Marion. Hampton Road Club, South Shore.

Social dancing

TEA DANCE. Langdales Hotel, Clifton Drive North, St Annes. 2 to 4pm. Details, (01253) 721342.

SOCIAL DANCING. Senior Citizens’ Hall, Victoria Road, Cleveleys. 1.30 to 4pm.

Details, (01253) 852462.

DANCE CLASSES. Beginners’ foxtrot (7.30 to 8.30pm), Argentine tango (8.45 to 9.45pm). The White Church, Ansdell. 7.30 to 9.30pm. Details, 07909 945567.

BALLROOM & SEQUENCE. With John Peate (keyboards) and Dave Miller (drums). Cleveleys Men’s Club, Slinger Road, Cleveleys.

PARTNER DANCING. Singles, groups and couples welcome. Fylde Rugby Club, Blackpool Road, Ansdell. Beginners, 7.15pm. Intermediates 8.45pm. Ends 10.30pm. Details, 07904 713599.

SEQUENCE. With David and Rita Harrod. Holy Cross Church, Central Drive, Blackpool. 2 to 4.15pm. Details, (01253) 356284.

Other dancing

LADIES POLE DANCING FITNESS. Fusion Dance Studio, St Annes Road, South Shore. From 6.30pm. Details, 0770 6357007.

LADIES BELLYDANCE CLASSES. Beginners 6pm. Intermediate 7pm. Bispham Community Centre, Bispham Road, Bispham. Details, 07709 723822.

DANCING. Ladies only – all ages, all shapes welcome. Open level. Norcross Civil Service Social Room. Noon to 1pm. Open level. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 5.45 to 6.45pm. More details, (01253) 394830 or 07811 189980.

JC DANCE CLASSES. Children’s dance classes. United Reformed Church, Queensway, Poulton and Women’s Institute Hall, Great Eccleston. Details, 07792 410390.

Salsa

SALSACISE. Fusion Dance Studio, St Annes Road, South Shore. From 7.30pm. Details, 0770 6357007.

SALSA AND AEROBICS. All abilities and ages over 12. Anchorsholme Methodist Church, North Drive, Anchorsholme. 6 to 7.30 and 7.30 to 9pm. Details, 07545 057064.

SALSA DANCING. Beginners welcome. Mammas Too, St Annes. 7.30pm.

NOCHES DE SALSA. Salsa lessons for beginners to advanced. Methodist Church Hall, Kirkham Road, Freckleton. 8 to 9.30pm. Beginners to advanced classes at The Royal British Legion Club, Rough Lea Road, Cleveleys. 7.10pm (beginners) and 8pm (advanced) then dance afterwards until 11pm. Details, (01253) 401941 or 07967 768582.

SALSA DANCING. Free tuition from Joanna. The Tavern, Adelaide Street, Fleetwood.

SALSA. Advanced 8 to 9pm, intermediate 9 to 10pm. St Annes Parish Rooms, St Annes. Details, 07808 351436.

SALSA. With Vitelio Ramos. Our Lady’s Parish Centre, St Annes. Details, (01253) 304996.

SIMPLY SALSA. Beginners, improvers, intermediate and advanced lessons and social dancing. St Anthony Padua Social Club, Cadley Causeway, Fulwood, Preston.

Folk, Irish and country

FLEETWOOD FOLK CLUB. Earlier than usual singers’ night plus Spitting On a Roast. All welcome. The Strawberry Gardens, Poulton Road, Fleetwood. 8.30pm.

Keep fit and exercise

CALLANETICS. All Saints Church, North Drive, Anchorsholme. 5.30 to 7.30pm.

SALSA-CISE. Tiptoes Theatre School, Collingwood Place, Layton. 7.30 to 8.30pm. Details, 07951 012888.

CLEVELEYS TAEKWONDO CLUB. Juniors (year one and above) – 5.30 to 6.30pm. Teenagers and adults – 7.45 to 9pm. Frank Townend Community Centre, Kensington Road, Cleveleys.

FAMILY FIT PROGRAMME. Fun exercise programme for all the family – children free. Fleetwood Lofthouse YMCA, Fleetwood. 5.30 to 6.30pm. Details, (01253) 882105.

AQUA AEROBICS, With Lynda Holmes. Dalmeny Hotel Leisure Club, St Annes. 7 to 8pm. Details, (01253) 716010.

XL FITNESS. Fitness for the fuller figure. Beginners fat-burning aerobics class. Elswick & District Village Hall, Elswick. 6.30 to 7.30pm. Details, (01772) 865645.

Psychic nights

EVENING OF CLAIRVOYANCE. With Chris and Helen. From 7.30pm. Touchwood Spiritual Centre. 37 St Chads Road, South Shore.

Others

BUDDHIST TEACHING AND MEDITATION. Weekly classes to September 28. Creative Support/Lighthouse Cafe, Crescent West, Cleveleys. From 7 to 8.30pm. Details, (01253) 352721.

DARK HORSE WRITERS GROUP. Weekly creative writing group. Blackpool Catholic Club, Queen Street, Blackpool. 7 to 9pm. Details, (01253) 347556.

JUST GOOD FRIENDS. Fun social group for 35s/50s. Wings Club, Victoria Road, Cleveleys. From 8pm. Details, (01253) 869519. Social group for 40s to 60s. Bispham Conservative Club, Red Bank Road, Bispham. 8.15pm. Details, (01253) 869519.

SELF DEVELOPMENT CLASS. Learn about past lives, meditate and heal as part of a group. The Fleetwood Arms, Dock Street, Fleetwood. Details, 07722 539461.