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FRIDAY

Viva Morecambe will celebrate what makes Morecambe special, three days of music, variety, entertainment and seaside fun.

The Visitor’s Sunshine Ball, Midland Hotel, Morecambe, annual presentation of the 2014 Sunshine Awards with live music from the Paul Hayes Collection.

Motor City Memories: The Sounds of the Supremes, The Grand, Lancaster, 7.30pm, £17.50/16.50 conc, 01524 64695.

The Life and Times of Mitchell and Kenyon, The Dukes, Lancaster, 7.30pm, prices and tickets from 01524 598500.

Bradford Arms, Queen Street, Morecambe, karaoke with Deano, 8pm-2am.

Wm Mitchell, Westgate, Morecambe, karaoke with DJ Paul, 8.30pm.

The Boardwalk, Marine Road West, Morecambe, Bobbyoke, karaoke with Bob from 8pm.

Polska! More Music, Devonshire Road, Morecambe, 6.30-9.30pm, for the Polish community by Polish students from Lancaster University with live music, Polish food and cultural advice about living in the UK, free tickets.

Taster Evening at NICE Restaurant, the Storey, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, 10 dishes with a complimentary glass of wine, £20 per person, 01524 509094 to book.

Kirkby Lonsdale Beer and Music Festival, Kirkby Lonsdale Rugby Clubhouse, 7.30-11pm.

Andrew Greig: Poetry and Music, critically acclaimed Scottish writer, Lancaster Library, Market Square, 7.30pm, £6/4, www.litfest.org.

The Robert Gillow, Market Street, Lancaster: 10am-noon breakfast music with local musicians; 11.30am-12.30pm Ukelele Club (newer strummers) with Sue Parish; 2-3pm Ukelele Club (more experienced strummers) with Sue Parish; 5-7.30pm Sue Parish Plays Piano; 7.30-9pm First Friday Wine Club in association with the Bottle Shop, £13.50/£25 for two; 9pm-midnight John Harper.

SATURDAY

Morecambe Variety Festival, Winter Gardens, Morecambe, curated by Goldust and supported by the Arts Council of England, the weekend will offer a number of free daytime events including magic shows, puppetry, drama, circus skills, walkabout acts, comedy, burlesque and carnival shows. On Saturday evening is the Around The World in 80 Days Grand Carnival Ball, Vaudeville, circus and burlesque acts from an international cast. Ball tickets £20 (plus booking fee) from Skiddle. Daytime events 11am-4.30pm, ball 7.45pm-2am.

Arndale Centre, Morecambe, 11.30am Steve Middlesbrough with Kalimbadj, 12.15pm County music with Melanie, 1.30-3pm Carnival programme signing by Emmerdale’s Adam and Pete Barton, 3.15pm Twinkletoes Dance School.

A Passion For Opera, Lancaster Castle, 7.30pm, Heritage Opera present a gala concert of operatic highlights, £16/17.50, www.heritageope​ra.co.uk or call 0161 402 3272.

The Life and Times of Mitchell and Kenyon, The Dukes, Lancaster, 7.30pm, prices and tickets from 01524 598500.

Live entertainment, singer/band, Wm Mitchell, Westgate, Morecambe, from 9pm.

The Boardwalk, Marine Road West, Morecambe, Rick Jackson, singer/guitarist, from 8.30pm.

Sustrans Adults’ Cycling Group, 16+, 10am-12.30pm, from Lancaster’s Millennium Bridge (Skerton side), meet at 9.45am, free gentle-paced ride, Sarah Roe, 07847 372647.

Bradford Arms, Queen Street, Morecambe, karaoke with Deano, 8pm-2am.

Art on Platform One, local artists exhibiting, Carnforth Station heritage Centre.

Lancaster Children’s Literature Festival, Lancaster Castle, a fun, friendly and informal weekend of practical workshops, children’s storytelling, popular authors and much, much more, for ages five-18.

Roses Ride 2014, family bike ride, 10am, Lancaster University Sports Centre, for families, students and leisure riders, free.

Wray Scarecrow Festival, Wray Village in the Lune Valley.

Kirkby Lonsdale Beer and Music Festival, Kirkby Lonsdale Rugby Clubhouse, 12.30-11pm.

Grand Book Sale, Christ Church, Glasson Dock, 10am-4pm, including pamphlets, cigarette cards, 01524 792092.

Meet the Keeper, Butterfly House, Williamson Park, Lancaster, 11am.

Olde England Day, Happy Mount Park, Bare, Morecambe, noon-6pm, with Punch and Judy shows, balloon modelling, birds of prey display and a treasure hunt, www.lancaster.​gov.uk/happymou​ntpark.

Afternoon Tea, Tombola and Raffle, Wimslow Hotel, Marine Road East, Morecambe, in aid of Save A Pet, £6.50, 1-2pm or 3-5pm, booking essential, 01524 425616.

The Robert Gillow, Market Street, Lancaster: 10am-noon breakfast music with local musicians; 3-5.30pm Bill and Phil host Jazz Cafe; 6-8.30pm Boogie Bill presents Betty’s Blues; 9pm-midnight Keep the Streets Live finale party

SUNDAY

Morecambe Carnival, including X Factor boy band Kingsland Road and Britain’s Got Talent winner Jai McDowell, acts from noon, parade 2pm starting from the Lifeboat Station, Marine Road East to the Battery and back to the Arena by the Midland Hotel, http://morecamb​ecarnival.org/plan.

Disco inferno 1974-1984, the Morecambe Carnival After Show Party, the Platform, Morecambe, from 9pm to late, with DJs Steve Middlesbrough, Steve Blane, Ian Simpson and Phil Hayward, £5, 01524 582808.

Morecambe Variety Festival, Winter Gardens, Morecambe.

Films at the Dukes, Lancaster: 5pm The Past (12A); 7.40pm Labor Day (12A); £6/5 conc, 01524 598500.

The Lancaster Food and Drink Festival, Lancaster Leisure Park, 10am-4pm.

Lancaster Children’s Literature Festival, Lancaster Castle, a fun, friendly and informal weekend of practical workshops, children’s storytelling, popular authors and much, much more, for ages five-18.

Lancaster Children’s Literature Festival, Lancaster Castle, children’s storytelling, popular authors and much, much more, for ages five-18.

The Boardwalk, Marine Road West, Morecambe, live music from 3pm with Natalie Shotton, Adele tribute and much more.

Kirkby Lonsdale Beer and Music Festival, Kirkby Lonsdale Rugby Clubhouse, 12.30-11pm.

Wray Scarecrow Festival, Wray Village in the Lune Valley, further information from 015242 22311, email scarecrows@wray​village.co.uk.

Lou Lou’s Vintage Festival, Lancaster Town Hall, 11am-4pm, £2.

Meet the Keeper, Butterfly House, Williamson Park, Lancaster, 11am.

Tour of Lancaster’s Top Cemetery, Quernmore Road, meet at gate lodge, 2pm.

Brass Bands in Happy Mount Park, Bare, Morecambe, 2.30pm.

Folk Fest at the Three Mariners, St George’s Quay, Lancaster, 4pm to late.

The Robert Gillow, Market Street, Lancaster: 10am-noon breakfast music with local musicians; 12.30-3pm The Sun Street Stompers; 3-5pm Bill and Phil host Jazz Cafe; 5-9pm Max’s Blues Club; 9pm-midnight Hot Club of Lancaster, gypsy jazz jam.

MONDAY

Films at the Dukes, Lancaster: 7pm NT Encore screening of King Lear (12A); £13/12 conc, 01524 598500.

A Scandinavian Concert of traditional music and dance accompanied by the Lakeland Fiddlers, Melling Institute, Melling Road, Carnforth, doors open 7.30pm, music from 8pm, 015242 71275.

The Lancaster Food and Drink Festival, Lancaster Leisure Park, 10am-4pm. Moulettes, More Music, Devonshire Road, Morecambe, 8pm, £8/£5 in advance £10/£6 on the door on the night.

Mitchell and Kenyon Exhibition, The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster, images and film from the district spanning the last 100+ years.

The Robert Gillow, Market Street, Lancaster: 10am-noon breakfast music with local musicians; 3-6pm Bank Holiday Party; 9pm-midnight Modern Jazz Mondays.

TUESDAY

LADOS presents Oliver, The Grand, Lancaster, 7.15pm, prices and tickets from 01524 64695.

The Robert Gillow, Market Street, Lancaster: 10am-noon breakfast music with local musicians; 9pm-midnight Salmagundi with Sue Parish and Jon Moore.

The Dukes Cinema, Moor Lane, Lancaster: 11am and 8.30pm The Past (12A); 6.10pm Labor Day; £6/5 conc, 01524 598500.

The Imitarium – A magical interactive experience, Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University, a mobile miniature interactive venue designed and built by Steve McWade, 01524 594151, www.liveatlica.​org.

Lunchtime Concert, Station Buildings, Marine Road Central, Morecambe, 12.45-1.30pm.

World War One Home Guard Talk by Tim Lynch, West Yorkshire WFA, Meeting Room, King’s Own Royal Regiment Museum, City Museum, New Street, Lancaster, 7pm, £3, www.wfanlancs.c​o.uk.

WEDNESDAY

LADOS presents Oliver, The Grand, Lancaster, 7.15pm, prices and tickets from 01524 64695.

The Life and Times of Mitchell and Kenyon, The Dukes, Lancaster, 7.30pm, 01524 598500.

The Robert Gillow, Market Street, Lancaster: 10am-noon breakfast music with local musicians; 9pm-midnight Whiskey Moon Face (UK tour date).

Jigsaw, Improvisation Workshop, music and movement, The Gregson, Moorgate, Lancaster, 3-5pm.

Queen’s Hotel, Queen Street, Morecambe, karaoke with Deano, 8pm-1am.

The Imitarium – A magical interactive experience, Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University, a mobile miniature interactive venue designed and built by Steve McWade, 01524 594151, www.liveatlica.​org.

Shattering Images Theatre for disabled young adults, The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster, 9.30am-3pm, 01524 598500.

Lunchtime Organ Recital, St John’s Church, North Road, Lancaster, with Charles Edmondson, 12.40-1.30pm.

Lancaster Family History Group, Barton Road Community Centre, Lancaster, talk with Pauline Churchill, Waring and Gillow, established 1730 – 1962, Factory Life, 7pm for 7.30pm start, www.lfhg.org.