What’s On Friday 17th June
Don’t miss our What’s On section for all the best in entertainment across the Fylde coast.
BLACKPOOL MODEL VILLAGE. Take a big look around this tiny world which recreates English life from times gone by. East Park Drive, Blackpool. Open daily 10am. Details (01253) 763827.
MADAME TUSSAUDS. The best of British celebrities. More information www.madametussauds.com/blackpool. Central Promenade, Blackpool. 10am to 4.30pm (later during school holidays). Details, (01253) 299483
SEA LIFE CENTRE. Brand new for 2011 – Claws! A collection of crusty creatures from the deep. More information www.sealife.co.uk/blackpool. Golden Mile, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 621258.
BLACKPOOL TOWER BALLROOM. Open daily except for special events. More information www.the blackpooltower.com. Blackpool Tower, Central Promenade, Blackpool. Details, (01253)0844) 8561000.
BLACKPOOL TOWER JUNGLE JIM’S. Two adulst free with every paying child. More information www.the blackpooltower.com. Blackpool Tower, Central Promenade, Blackpool. Details, (01253)0844) 8561000.
BLACKPOOL ZOO AND DINOSAUR SAFARI. Home to more than 400 animals as well as 32 different dinosaurs. Daily from 10am. East Park Drive, Blackpool. Details (01253) 830830.
FARMER PARR’S ANIMAL WORLD. Rare breeds galore. Wyrefield Farm, Rossall Lane and Fleetwood Road, Fleetwood. Daily, 10am to 5pm. Details, (01253) 874389.
RIPLEYS BELIEVE IT OR NOT. Two floors of interactive exhibitions and displays. Blackpool Pleasure Beach, South Shore. Daily from 10am. Details, (0871) 2221234.
Theatre and shows
AGATHA CHRISTIE’S VERDICT. Bill Kenwright’s Agatha Christie Theatre Company dust down another classic - with a cast of Susan Penhaligon, Robert Duncan, Peter Byrne, Matthew Lewis, Elizabeth Power and Mark Wynter. Grand Theatre, Church Street, Blackpool. And Saturday, 7.30pm. Matinee Saturday, 2.30pm.
THE PAJAMA GAME. St Annes on Sea Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society present the Doris Day musical. Lowther Pavilion, West Beach, Lytham. 7.30pm nightly with Saturday matinee 2.30pm
THE ACCUSED. Poulton Drama present Jeffrey Archer’s gripping courtroom drama. Thornton little Theatre, Victoria Road East, Thornton. 7.30pm nightly. To Saturday.
A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE. Major revival of the Arthur Miller powerful tragedy and arguably his most famous character, Eddie Carbone. Royal Exchange Theatre, St Anns Square, Manchester. Monday to Friday, 7.30pm. Saturdays, 8pm. Matinees Wednesday 2.30pm and Saturdays 4pm. To June 25. Box office, (0161) 8339833.
SECRET THOUGHTS. World premiere by David Lodge, based on his novel Thinks. Directed by David Thacker. Octagon Theatre, Howell Croft South, Bolton. Ends June 4. Box office, (01204) 520661.
POWDER MONKEY. Return visit of Amanda Dalton’s warm, funny and thought provoking drama aimed at younger audiences and their families. The Studio, Royal Exchange Theatre, St Anns Square, Manchester. To June 18. Matinee performances, times vary. Box office, (0161) 8339833.
SWEENEY TODD. Elizabeth Newman directs a revival of Stephen Sondheim’s musical thriller about the demon barber of Fleet Street. Octagon Theatre, Howell Croft South, Bolton. To July 2. Box office, (01204) 520661.
Pubs and bars
TONY BENEDICT. Olive Tree Brasserie, Wood Street, St Annes.
INDIGO SANDS. The Queens, Fleetwood.
NICK UNLIMITED. The Raikes, Raikes Parade, Blackpool. 7pm.
FUN FACTORY. Walkabout, Queen Street, Blackpool. To 3am.
JOE DAVIS DISCO AND KARAOKE. The Excelsior, Lytham Road, South Shore.
THE JOHN ADAMS TRIO. Resident house band plus guests with jazz, blues and swing. The Galleon, Adelaide Street, Blackpool. Also Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
GUEST ACTS. Churchill’s, Topping Street. Blackpool.
AFTERNOON ENTERTAINMENT. Guest vocalist. plus disco at night. The Townsman, Topping Street, Blackpool.
ROXY HART AND BONNIE LA BLUE. Cabaret all night. Free admission before 9.30pm. Roxy’s, Queen Street, Blackpool.
FRIDAY NIGHT EXPERIENCE. With DJ Banksy. Rumours, Talbot Square, Blackpool. 10pm to 4am.
CABARET AND KARAOKE. The Old Bridge, Lytham Road, South Shore. 9pm.
UPFRONT FRIDAY. Deeper house djs from the UK and Ibiza. Bar 137, Church Street, Blackpool. 1am.
DANNY HOWARD. Chill out grooves to funky house. Henry’s Bar, Henry Street, Lytham.
POWERFUL PIERRE. Video dj party night. Frenchman’s Cove, South King Street, Blackpool. 8pm.
JIMMY DAY. Che Bar, Talbot Square, Blackpool.
DISCO NIGHT. Papa Greywolf. Bay Horse Hotel, Station Road, Thornton.
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT. Rota of weekly acts. Scruffy Murphy’s, Corporation Street, Blackpool. And Saturday.
Nightclubs and dance
PLAY. Urban party night with resident djs. Moko, 55 King Street, Blackpool.
BIG WINSTON FROM KINGSTON. Weekly set from the travelled celeb DJ. Free drink on admission plus drinks deals all night. The Residence, Vicarage Road, Poulton. 10pm to 3am.
LAURA MCGANN. Stanley Road WMC, Stanley Road, (off Hornby Road), Blackpool. Details, (01253) 621168.
MELIA. Duple Social Club, 96a Bond Street, South Shore. Details, (01253) 341647.
STEVE POWER. Brun Grove WMC and Institute, 1 Brun Grove (off Ansdell Road), Blackpool. Details, (01253) 762186.
KEVIN REES. Layton Institute, Westcliffe Drive, Layton. Details, (01253) 391774.
SOUNDS MAGIC. Blackpool’s Number One Club, Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 341441.
SCANDAL. Bispham Con. Club, Red Bank Road, Bispham. Details, (01253) 357519.
MIKE ALONE. Bloomfield Club, 128 Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 344583.
DAVE BETTON. Hotels and Apartments Club, 122 Coronation Street, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 623784.
LEE ROBERTS PLUS LEIGH MYERS. Philharmonic WMC & Institute, Foxhall Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 621039.
ADRIAN DAY. Cleveleys Men’s Club, Slinger Road, Cleveleys. Details, (01253) 853219.
DANNY MAVERICK. Brunswick Club, Bethesda Square, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 624208.
WAYNE LESTER. St Annes Conservative Club, 314 Clifton Drive North, St Annes. Details, (01253) 723471.
JON DEAN. Highfield Road & Rec., 79 Highfield Road, South Shore. Details, (01253) 342389.
JOY PRENTISS. Thornton Cleveleys Wings Club. 135, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys. Details (01253) 852709.
DJ KIERAN. Plus karaoke. North Shore Sports and Social Club, Cross Street, Blackpool.
ANDY KNIGHT’S SINGALONG. Blackpool Catholic Club, 30 Queen Street, Blackpool. 2.30 to 4.30pm. Details, (01253) 628835.
Cabaret and talent
ROBBIE WILLIAMS TRIBUTE NIGHT. Three course meal, tribute to Robbie, disco, late bar. The Village, Heron’s Reach, West Park Drive, Blackpool.
CABARET NIGHT. Buddy Lee presents Claire Byrne and Carl Schofield plus the Talk of the Coast dancers. Talk of the Coast, Viking Hotel, South Promenade, Blackpool. Doors 7pm, show from 9pm.
CABARET SHOW. With Miss Lee Star and vocals from Tim James. Lucy’s @ Tobago, Talbot Road, Blackpool. From 9pm.
FUNNY GIRLS SUMMER SHOW 2011. The award winning show performed nightly (except Mondays). Funny Girls, Dickson Road, Blackpool. From 8.30pm.
FUN KARAOKE AND PARTY DJS. Nellie Dean’s , North Promenade, Blackpool.
KARAOKE NIGHT. The Albert, Lytham Road, South Shore.
KARAOKE. Daily do it yourself session. Chubby’s Bar, The Promenade, Blackpool. From 9am to 6pm.
KARAOKE. Knobby’s Bar. West Street, Blackpool. And Thursday, Friday and Saturday. From 7pm.
KARAOKE. And Play Your Cards Right. Christ The King Social Centre, Chepstow Road, Blackpool.
KARAOKE roadshow. Bloomfield Hotel, Ansdell Road, Blackpool.
KARAOKE. Weekly prizes. The Old Bank Inn, Bond Street, South Shore. 9.30pm.
KARAOKE. With R Mark. Seven Stars Hotel, Hallgate, Stalmine.
KARAOKE. With Ray and Chelsea Stevens. The Stanley Bar and Cabaret, Chapel Street, Blackpool. from 8pm.
KARAOKE NIGHT. The Rose & Crown, Corporation Street, Blackpool.
KARAOKE/DISCO. With the Steve Linz. The Dickens Inn, Cleveleys. From 7pm.
KARAOKE. 3,000 songs to choose from. The Ramsden Arms, Talbot Road, Blackpool.
THE CAROLOKE ZONE. With Carol Hartwell. The Sandyforth Arms (formerly Last Orders), Trunnah Road, Thornton.
JAY’s KARAOKE. Prizes and bargain priced meals. The Newton Arms. Normoss.
KARAOKE AND PLAY YOUR CARDS RIGHT. With Dave, Emma and Sean. The Highfield, Highfield Road, South Shore. 9pm to midnight.
KARAOKE PARTY TIME. With host Sam. The Duke of York, Dickson Road, Blackpool. From 9pm.
KARAOKE PARTY NIGHT. Choose from over 50,000 songs. The Cherry Blossom Hotel, Warley Road, North Shore. From 9.30pm.
KARAOKE DISCO. Over 40,000 tracks. The Sandpiper, Cleveleys Avenue, Cleveleys.
KARAOKE. With DJ Marki. The Rose & Crown, Corporation Street, Blackpool. 8pm.
BULL KARAOKE ROADSHOW. The Albert, Lytham Road, South Shore.
KARAOKE. The Victoria, Dock Street, Fleetwood. To 1am.
Jazz, pop and rock
BLUE DEVILS JAZZ ORCHESTRA. Harlem style jazz from a 10-piece ensemble. Plus Mike Lovell’s Six-In-A-Bar with Rosie. Marine Hall, The Esplanade, Fleetwood. 7.30pm.
SANDS SOUL NIGHT. Featuring the big sounds of the 10 piece band The Kommitments. With or without meal. Sands Venue, Central Promenade, Blackpool.
MIKE ROSSI’S ROCK AND ROLL PARTY. Tonight’s guests - The Hot Rock Trio. Theatre Bar, Queens Hotel, The Promenade, South Shore. 8.30pm.
QUIZ NIGHT. The Tramway, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys. 9.30 to 11pm.
BIG MICK’S FUN QUIZ. The Squirrel, Bispham Road, Bispham.
QUIZ NIGHT. With Barrie and Jean. Hampton Road Club, South Shore.
Country and line dancing
COUNTRY & WESTERN NIGHT. New venue. The Outpost, Fleetwood Rugby Club, Melbourne Avenue, Fleetwood. Details, (01253) 826120.
LANCASHIRE ROSE LINE DANCE CLUB. All Hallows Parish Church, Bispham. 2 to 4pm.Community Centre, Breck Road, Poulton. 2 to 4pm and Broadway Rooms, St Nicholas’s Church, Broadway, Fleetwood. 7.30 to 10.30pm. Details, (07766) 310260.
FANCY FEET LINE DANCE. Parish Rooms, Headroomgate Road, St Annes. 10am to noon. Details, (07984)188972.
Social and other dancing
BELLY DANCING. Ladies only – all ages, shapes and level welcome. 6.30 to 7.30pm. St Chad’s Church Hall, Vicarage Road, Poulton. Details, (01253) 394830 or 07811 189980.
BELLYDANCING FOR BEGINNERS. For ladies and children of all ages, shapes and sizes. The Junction, Beacon Hill Family Centre, Warbreck Hill Road, Blackpool. 4.15 to 5.15pm. Details, (07811) 189980 or (01253) 883877.
ADULT DANCE CLASSES. Class Act Theatre School, Holy Family Church Hall, Links Road, North Shore. 7pm.
CHILDRENS DANCE CLASSES. United Reformed Church, Queensway, Poulton and Womens’ Instiute, Great Eccleston.. Details, (07792) 410390.
UP TO DATE SEQUENCE. St Cuthbert’s Parish Church Hall, Church Road, Lytham. 2 to 4pm. Details, (07765) 554877.
SEQUENCE DANCE CLUB. Old favourites and new dances. Dean Street Memorial Hall, South Shore. 7 to 10pm. Details, (01253)863693.
SEQUENCE. Tuition, 10 to 11am. Sequence dancing until 12.45pm. With David and Rita Harrod. St Christopher’s Parish Centre, HawesSide Lane, Marton. Details, (01253) 356284.
SEQUENCE. Senior Citizens’ Club, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys. 7 to 10pm. Details, (01253) 852462.
FAMILY DANCE AND PARTY. An evening for all the family with French Jiving, disco and DJ. Raising funds for the British Heart Foundation. Empress Ballroom, Winter Gardens, Church Street, Blackpool.
OVER 50S EXERCISE CLASS. United Reformed Church Hall, Rossall Road (next to Cleveleys Library), Cleveleys. 11am to noon. Details, (01253) 853295.
ZUMBA DANCE FIT. Fusion Dance Studio, St Annes Road, South Shore. 7.30pm. Details, (07706) 357007.
AEROBICS. Over 50s. United Reformed Church Hall, near Cleveleys Library, Cleveleys. 2 to 3pm. Details, (01253) 853295.
BLT. Bums, legs and tums. Tiptoes Theatre School, Collingwood Place, Layton. 9.30 to 10.30am. Details, (07951) 012888.
MUAY THAI. Thai boxing. Pure Impact Fitness Studio, Dover Road, South Shore. 7 to 8.30pm. Details (07928) 128674.
MEND. Free, fun fitness programme for seven to 13 year olds. Poulton Community Centre, Breck Road, Poulton. 5 to 7pm. Fleetwood Lofthouse YMCA, Fleetwood. 5 to 7pm. And St Annes YMCA. Details, (01253) 882105.
IYENGAR YOGA CLASS. For men and women, equipment provided. St Mary Michael’s Social Centre, Castle Lane, Garstang. 1 to 2.30pm. Details, (01253) 399495.
PHOENIX TAE KWONDO. All ages welcome. Vida, Garstang Road, Blackpool. 6 to 7pm. Details, (07963) 104353.
TAI CHI. All levels. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 10 to 11.30am. Details, (01253) 724117.
PILATES. With Lisa. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 11am to noon; Palatine Leisure Centre, St Annes Road, South Shore. 10 to 11am. Details, (01253) 403273.
FITNESS POLE DANCING. Fusion Dance and Drama Centre, St Annes Road, South Shore. 5.30 to 8.30pm. Details, (07875) 468854.
GIRLGUIDING. Meet for evening of fun, games, challenges, craft, sleepovers and camps. 5th Blackpool Brownies 6 to 7.30pm, Guides 7.45 to 9.30pm St Paul’s Worship Centre, Edgerton Road, Blackpool; Norbreck Senior Section meet alternate Fridays 8 to10pm All Hallows Church Hall in the Shippon, All Hallows Road, Bispham. Details 352098.
BRIDGE CLUBS.Gazette Bridge Club – friendly duplicate bridge. The Wainwright Club, Hornby Road, Blackpool. 7pm; Lytham Bridge Club – friendly, beginners and improvers bridge 1.30pm, friendly duplicate bridge – 7.15pm. Lytham Bridge Club, Pembroke Road, Lytham; Clifton Bridge Club. Ansdell Institute, Woodlands Road, Ansdell. 7.30pm.
GOLDEN CIRCLE OF LIGHT. Clairvoyance awareness evening and psychic development. 478 Lytham Road (next to Arnold School), South Shore. 7.30pm.
COMMUNITY COFFEE MORNINGS. St Peter’s Community Centre, Lytham Road, South Shore. 10.30am to noon.
ART CLUBS. Blackpool Art Society – general painting ,9.30am (contact 01253 407541 or 852027) and 2pm (contact 01253 357681 or 398632). The Studio. Wilkinson Avenue (off Woodland Grove). Blackpool; Art Workshop Class. Frank Townend Community Centre, Kensington Road, Cleveleys. 9am to noon. Details, (01253) 863369; Windmill Art Society. All abilities welcome. Frank Townend Centre, Beach Road, Cleveleys. 1 to 3pm.