Don’t miss our What’s On section for all the best in entertainment across the Fylde coast.
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 adults 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. 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
LEGENDS. Back for its 13th year, four tributes in each of two shows. Tonight – Elvis Presley, Elton John, Neil Diamond and Rod Stewart. Central Pier Showbar, Blackpool. Nightly (no shows Friday).
THE PITMEN PAINTERS. Written by Billy Elliot creator Lee Hall, a play about a group of North Eastern miners who turn their talents to art. A Live Theatre Newcastle and National Theatre co-production. Grand Theatre, Church Street, Blackpool. Tonight, 8pm. Tuesday to Saturday, 7.30pm. Matinees Wednesday and Saturday, 2.pm.
BLOOD BROTHERS. Bill Kenwright’s smash hit production of Willy Russell’s record breaking musical. With X Factor’s Niki Evans as Mrs Johnstone. Charter Theatre, Guild Hall, Preston. To Saturday, 7.30pm. Plus Wednesday and Saturday matinees, 2.30pm.
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.
SUMMER VARIETY SHOW 2011. Regular entertainers include Janice Yorke, Martin Gregory Lambert, Ricky Lane, Leigh Myers, Jonathan and Donna Reid plus guest appearances from the likes of Stephen Pierre, Robert Young, Vici Moran and Chrissy Rock. Nellie Deans, North Promenade, Blackpool. Monday to Thursday until October 27.
KARAOKE. Afternoon session. The Royal Oak, Lytham Road, South Shore. 1 to 7pm.
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.
TAM RYAN. Stanley Road WMC, Stanley Road, (off Hornby Road), Blackpool. Details, (01253) 621168.
JASON ASHTON. Blackpool’s Number One Club, Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 341441.
HELEN LOUISE. Bloomfield Club, 128 Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 344583.
WAYNE LESTER. Hotels and Apartments Club, 122 Coronation Street, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 623784.
PHIL RICHMOND. Cleveleys Men’s Club, Slinger Road, Cleveleys. Details, (01253) 853219.
DARREN SHAW. Brunswick Club, Bethesda Square, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 624208.
TERRY ON THE ORGAN. Blackpool RBL Club, 33-39 King Street, Blackpool. Details (01253) 626308.
ANDY KNIGHT’S SINGALONG. Blackpool Catholic Club, 30 Queen Street, Blackpool. 2.30 - 4.30pm. Details, (01253) 628835.
Pubs and bars
THE PETER ANTHONY SHOW. With Sammi Kingsley and Andy Knight. Theatre Bar, Queens Hotel, The Promenade, South Shore.
MAD MONDAY. Walkabout, Queen Street, Blackpool. To 3am.
STUDENT INDIE NIGHT. Presented by Abandoned Ship Promotions and featuring Laura Catlow, indie rock, djs plus open microphone guests. The Galleon, Abingdon Street, Blackpool.
BONNIE LA BLUE. Hostess joined by cabaret all night from Rita International and Cybil Du Vaux. Free admission. Roxy’s, Queen Street, Blackpool.
LEE MICHAELS. Vocals. The Old Bank Inn, Bond Street, South Shore. 2.30pm.
PETE PETIET. Plus cabaret. Lucy’s @ Tobago, Abingdon Street, Blackpool.
Poker and sports
POKER NIGHTS. The Waterloo Hotel, Waterloo Road, South Shore. South Shore. 8pm; The Raikes, Liverpool Road, Blackpool; Whittle Springs, Talbot Road, Blackpool; The Clarence, Preston New Road, Marton. 8pm and The Sandpiper, Cleveleys Avenue, Cleveleys.
BLACKPOOL MALE VOICE CHOIR. Weekly rehearsals. Springfield Methodist Church, Bispham Road, Layton. 7 to 9pm. Details, (0777) 5008023.
MICHAEL HALL ADULT CHOIR. Weekly meeting. Michael Hall Theatre School, Preston Old Road, Marton. 7.30 to 9.30pm. Details, (01253) 696990.
QUIZ NIGHT. With Captain Quiz, Name That Tune, Play Your Cards Right and more. The Fairfield Arms, Fleetwood Road, Greenhalgh. 8.30pm.
SCOTTIE’S QUIZ NIGHT. Free hot food for all players, guaranteed Open The Box prize. The Venue, North Promenade, Cleveleys.
QUIZ AND BINGO. Up to £100 to be won. Churchill’s, Topping Street. Blackpool. From 3pm.
STEVE JAMES QUIZ NIGHT. Drinks prizes, free hot meals for players, big screen interactive games. The Regal Hotel, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys.
QUIZ NIGHT. Plus The Accumulator. The Belle Vue, Whitegate Drive, Blackpool.
QUIZ NIGHT. The Victoria, Church Road, St Annes.
Pop, rock and jazz
JAZZ AT THE ASHLEY. This week - Alan Riley and the Albie Hilton Quintet. The Ashley Club, Victoria Road, Cleveleys.
LINE DANCING AND COWBOY NIGHT. The Washington, Topping Street, Blackpool.
FANCY FEET LINE DANCE. Classes for all levels - beginners first hour. Highfield Methodist Church, Scarsdale Avenue, South Shore. 6 to 10pm. Details, (07984)188972.
T& A’s DANCE RANCH. Partners not necessary. Absolute beginners 6 to 6.30pm. Beginners, 6.45 to 7.45pm. Teaching and social dancing, 7.45 -to10.15pm. St Teresa’s Church Hall, St Georges Avenue, Cleveleys. Details, (01253) 594043.
LANCASHIRE ROSE LINE DANCE CLUB. All Hallows Parish Church, Bispham. 10am to noon. Details, 07766 310260.
LINE DANCING. Willows Catholic Club, Brynning Fern Lane, Kirkham. Details, (01253) 682195. And Upstairs function room, The Wainwright Club, Hornby Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 620555.
ADULT DANCE CLASSES. Various styles. Beginners class. Frank Townend Centre, Anchorsholme Lane, Cleveleys. 8.15 to 9.15pm. Details 07967 970847.
SOCIAL DANCING. Tuition, 7 to 8pm. Social, 8 to 10pm. St Andrews Church Hall, Rough Lea Road, Cleveleys. Details, (01253) 875757.
MODERN SEQUENCE. New dances taught. Hambleton Village Hall, Hambleton. 2 to 4pm. Details, (01253) 873122.
COME DANCING. Sequence and social. Holy Cross Church Hall, Central Drive, Blackpool. 7.30 to 10.30pm. Details, (07988) 148730.
BALLROOM AND LATIN AMERICAN. Beginners, 7.30 to 8.15pm. Fusion Dance and Drama Centre, 6/6A St Annes Road, South Shore. Details, (07940) 088776.
SEQUENCE AND POPULAR SEQUENCE TUITION. Teaching, 12.30 to 1.45pm. Sequence, 2 to 4.15pm.. St Christopher’s Parish Centre, Hawes Side Lane, Marton. Details, (01253) 356284.
SEQUENCE. Old and new. New Venture Club, 88 Warren Street, Fleetwood. 7 to 9.30pm. Details, (01253) 776095.
MODERN SEQUENCE. New dances taught. St Michael’s on Wyre Village Hall, St Michaels. 7 to 10pm. Details, (01253) 500790
LATIN/SALSA. Classes 7.15pm, social 8.15pm. Frank Townsend Centre, Anchorsholme. Details, (079670 970847.
SIMPLY SALSA. New season for beginners. Hampton Road Social Club, South Shore. From 7pm.
SALSA, BALLROOM, LATIN. All ages, new beginners class. Frank Townend Centre, Cleveleys. 8.15pm. Details, (07967) 970847.
SALSA AND AEROBICS. All abilities and ages over 12. Kirkham Methodist Church, Station Road, Kirkham. 6 to 7.30pm. Details, 07545 057064.
SALSA AND LATIN AMERICAN. Frank Townsend Centre, Beach Road, Cleveleys. 7.15 to 8.15pm. Details, (07967) 970847.
NOCHES DE SALSA. Beginners to advanced. Lytham Cricket and Sports Club, Church Road, Lytham. 7.45pm to 9.30pm, then dance until 10.30pm. Details, (012523) 401941 or 07967 768582.
SALSA. With Vitelio Ramos. Wyre Villa FC, Stalmine. Details, (01253) 304996.
ADULT IMPROVERS SALSA. Sue Turner and Nicky Figgins Stage School, Rear 216 Red Bank Road, Bispham. 8.30 to 9.15pm. Details, (07708) 642908.
SIMPLY SALSA. Beginners, improvers, intermediate and advanced. Hampton Road Social Club, South Shore.
FOLK DANCING. With Margaret. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 1.30 to 3pm.
ADULT JAZZ. Sue Turner and Nicky Figgins Stage School, Rear 216 Red Bank Road, Bispham. 6 to 6.45pm. Details, (07708) 642908.
URBAN FREESTYLE DANCING. Ages 12 and above, adults welcome. Crescent Dance Centre, Bold Street, Fleetwood. 6 to 7pm. Details, (07874) 922223.
JC DANCE CLASSES. Range of children’s dance classes. United Reformed Church, Queensway, Poulton. Details, (07792) 410390.
BELLY DANCING. Ladies only - all ages, shapes and level welcome. 6 to 7pm beginners. 7 to 8pm intermediates. Playfootball.net, Garstang Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 394830 or 07811 189980.
BELLY DANCING. Fusion Dance Studio, St Annes Road, South Shore. From 6 to 8.30pm. Details, (0770) 6357007.
Psychic and spiritual clubs
PSYCHIC CLUB. Hosted by Polly. Guest mediums weekly. The Devonshire Arms, Bispham Road, Bispham. From 8pm.
BRITISH HEALERS ASSOCIATION. Free healing clinic. Community Centre, St Albans Road, St Annes. 7 to 8pm.
ROSE WING SPIRITUAL CENTRE. Healing (no charge), 6.30 to 7.15pm. Demonstration of mediumship, 7.30 to 8.45pm. Open circle, 8.45 to 9.15pm. Community Centre, Back Layton Crescent, off Lostock Gardens, South Shore. Details, (01253) 626335.
SHTANGA YOGA. All levels welcome. Hewitt Room Learning Centre, Lytham Library, Lytham. 6 to 8pm. Details, (07786) 741656.
YOGA CLASSES. Unitarian Church, Lytham Road, South Shore. 7 to 8.30pm. Details, (01253) 315478.
Keep fit and self defence
OVER 50S KEEP FIT. Over 50s plus class. United Reformed Church Hall, near Cleveleys Library, Cleveleys. 2 to 3.15pm. Details, (01253) 853295
DANCE YOURSELF FIT. Fusion Dance Studio, St Annes Road, South Shore. From 7pm. Details, (0770) 6357007.
CALLANETICS. All Saints Church, North Drive, Anchorsholme. 5.30pm to 7.30pm.
YOGA. All abilities welcome. Palatine Community Sports College, Expressive Arts Centre, St Annes Road, South Shore. 6.30 to 8pm. Details, (01253) 640247 or (07960) 626836.
KEEP FIT. Ladies only. Chesters Dancing Academy, 19 Victoria Street, Fleetwood. 8 to 9pm. Details, (07989) 144423.
MUAY THAI/THAI BOXING. Pure Impact Fitness Studio, 34 Dover Court, Dover Road, South Shore. 7 to 8.30pm. Details, (07928) 128674.
SLIMMERCISE. Aerobics, salsa, conditioning, slimming club. Clifton Primary School, Clitheroe Road, Lytham St Annes. 7.30 to 8.30pm. Details, (07795) 030922.
LATIN JAM DANCERSIZE. Lytham Methodist Church, Westby Hall, Lytham. 10 to 11am. Details, (0792) 7000 667.
EASY DOES IT. Movement to music. Anchorsholme Methodist Church Hall, North Drive/Luton Road, Anchorsholme. 2 to 3pm. Details, (01253) 867883.
CLEVELEYS TAEKWONDO CLUB. Juniors (year one and above) - 5.30 - 6.30pm. Teenagers and adults – 7.45 to 9pm. Frank Townend Community Centre, Kensington Road, Cleveleys. Details, www.cleveleystaekwondo.co.uk
MEND. Free, fun fitness programme for seven to 13 year olds. Poulton Community Centre, Breck Road, Poulton. Also Friday, 5 to 7pm. And St Annes YMCA. 5 to 7pm. Details, (01253) 882105.
KEEP FIT. Sue Turner and Nicky Figgins Stage School, Rear 216 Red Bank Road, Bispham. 6pm. Details, (07708) 642908.
CHEN TAI CHI. All Saints Sunday School, Park Road, Blackpool. 7 to 8pm. Details, (01253) 315478 or 07976 773559.
KUNG FU. Streetwise self defence and combat system. Adults only to 18 plus. Stanley Park Sports Centre, Blackpool. 8 to 9pm. Details, (07929) 625254.
PHOENIX TAE KWONDO. New members welcome. White Church Hall, Ansdell. And Thursday, 6.30 to 8pm. Details, (07963) 104353.
LOW IMPACT CIRCUITS. With Lucie. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 11.30am to 12.30pm.
AQUA AEROBICS. The Dalmeny Hotel, The Promenade, St Annes. 7 to 8pm. Details, (01253) 716010.
SEATED EXERCISE. Short class for the less mobile, more elderly and more sedentary. Anchorsholme Methodist Church Hall, North Drive/Luton Road, Anchorsholme. 3.15 to 3.45pm. Details, (01253) 867883.
PILATES CLASSES. Anchorsholme Methodist Church Hall, North Drive/Luton Road, Anchorsholme. 12.45 to 1.45pm. Details, (01253) 867883; Blackpool Cricket Club, Stanley Park, Blackpool. 7 - 8pm. Details, (07738) 434991; Dalmeny Hotel Leisure Club, St Annes. 8 to 9pm. Details, (01253) 716010; Poulton Community YMCA, Parrys Way, Off Breck Road, Poulton. 9.30 to 10.30am and 6 to 7pm. Details: (01253) 895115 or (07786) 022980.
BLACKPOOL WRITERS CIRCLE. Non members always welcome. Blackpool Centre For Independent Living, Whitegate Drive, Blackpool. Detials, (01253) 346815.
GIRLGUIDING. Meet for evening of fun, games, challenges, craft, sleepovers and camps. Central Guides meet 6-7.30pm, Devonshire Road School, Devonshire Road, Blackpool; 17th Blackpool Rainbowls meet 5.45-7pm, Brownies 5.45-7pm, Salvation Army Citadel, Leamington Road, Blackpool; 1st Norbreck Guides, meet 7.15-9.15pm, Scout & Guide HQ, Kelvin Road & Carr Road. Details 352098.
VERSE AT THE VIC. Poetry and Pints plus open mic session. Free admission. Victoria Hotel, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys. Last Monday of the month, 7.30pm.
PUBLIC SKATING SESSION. The Arena, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. 10am to noon and 1 - 3pm.
POULTON-LE-FYLDE ART CLUB. Painting and drawing demonstrations and practical evenings. All welcome – beginners upwards. WRVS Hall, Queensway, Poulton. 7.15 - 9.45pm.
MUSICAL THEATRE SKILLS. Ages eight to 16. Combine dance, singing and drama in one class. Poulton Youth and Communty Centre, Breck Road, Poulton. 4.30 - 5.15pm. Details, (07792) 410390.
BADMINTON COACHING. Beginners, 6 - 7pm. Intermediate, 7 - 8pm. Palatine Sports Centre, St Annes Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 723772.
EMBROIDERY. Second and second last Monday of the month, 7.30pm. Blackpool Art Society. The Studio. Wilkinson Avenue (off Woodland Grove). Blackpool. Contact (01253) 884615.
ROYAL ARTILLERY ASSOCIATION (BLACKPOOL AND FYLDE BRANCH). Third Monday of the month. Marton Institute, Oxford Square, Marton. 7.30pm.
Bridge and chess
GAZETTE BRIDGE CLUB. Friendly duplicate bridge. The Wainwrioght Club, Hornby Road, Blackpool. 7pm.
LYTHAM BRIDGE CLUB. Competitive duplicate bridge. First Monday - learners’ practice session. Lytham Bridge Club, Pembroke Road, Lytham. 7.15pm.
CLIFTON BRIDGE CLUB. Ansdell Institute, Woodlands Road, Ansdell. 1.30 and 7.30pm.
SADDLE CHESS CLUB. All welcome. The Saddle, Whitegate Drive, Blackpool. From 7.30pm.
BLACKPOOL CHESS CLUB. All standard of players welcome. Blackpool Cricket Club, Stanley Park, West Park Drive, Blackpool. 7.30pm.