Around the Area

A variety of shows, events, activities beyond the casino scene

 

THE “GET SOME” TOUR
Friday, May 24
What: The public is invited to an evening of comedy and music when the “Get Some” Tour comes to Lake Havasu City. The evening includes the comedy of Tim Colderi, the Door Gunner from Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket. His show will focus on military life and the experiences of a soldier returning to the civilian world. Also a special performance by Havasu’s own country music artist Matt Ferris.
Where: Refuge Golf & Country Club, 3103 London Bridge Road, Lake Havasu City, Arizona; 67 miles from Laughlin.
When: Friday, May 24 (doors open 6 p.m., show starts 7 p.m.).
Cost: $25 per person.
Info: Call The Refuge or Tom Titchen, 928-466-4909 or 928-706-0822.

CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT
Friday, May 24
What: A Cornhole Under the Stars Tournament is an invitation to the community to enjoy an evening of friendly competition, music and fun for both individual players and teams. Participants interested in playing can sign up at City Hall, Parks & Recreation Department, 2355 Trane Road. ACA rules are enforced. Single elimination and sports are limited per category.
Where: Rotary Park, 2315 Balboa Dr., Bullhead City, 9.5 miles from Laughlin.
When: Friday, May 24 (starts 6:30 p.m.).
Cost: The fee is $5 for singles or $8 onsite, $10 for team play or $15 onsite.
Info: For information, call Ashlee Bennett, 928-763-9400, ext. 306.

MIXED BUNCO
Saturday, May 25
What: The public is welcome to come and play mixed bunco. Also bring a dish for the potluck.
Where: Elks Lodge #2408, 1745 Emerald Drive, Bullhead City; 6.8 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday, May 25 (noon).
Cost: $6 per person.
Info: Call Deb Cyrus, 218-821-5504.

CRUISIN’ BACK TO THE COLLEGE
Saturday, May 25
What: AZ Claus Cause, the Magic of Giving non-profit organization presents their annual Cruisin’ Back to the College Car Show on the grass. Activities include raffles, food, vendors, rock painting and more. T-shirts, 17 trophy classes with $20 registration, which includes a T-shirt and golden ticket. Also music and new this year, a 5K run/walk at (6 a.m.).
Where: Mohave Community College/Neal Campus, 1971 E. Jagerson Ave., Kingman, Arizona; 36.1 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday, May 25 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.).
Cost: Free and open to the public to attend.
Info: Call Mary, 928-263-7167, or visit azclauscause@Gmail.com.

EVENING OF THEATRE
Saturday, May 25
What: Aurelia Theatre Company invites the public to an evening of theatre consisting of three short plays.
Where: Streetside Coffee Company, 2127 Swanson Ave., Lake Havasu City, Arizona; 72.1 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday, May 25 (6:30 p.m.).
Cost: Free to attend.
Info: Email: info@aureliatheatrecompany.com, or call 928-662-8383.

MEMORIAL DAY CHILI COOK-OFF
Monday, May 27
What: Elks Lodge #2408 of Bullhead City hosts their annual Memorial Day Chili Cook-off. Also live music performed by Arizona Thunder playing country, classic rock, pop and standards). The public is invited to come out and taste the various entries. (an Elks member will sign in non-members).
Where: Elks Lodge, 1745 Emerald Drive, Bullhead City; 6.8 miles from Laughlin.
When: Monday, May 27 (noon-5 p.m.).
Cost: $5 per person for tasting cup to sample chili.
Info: Call Susie Stillabower, 928-201-2557.

NATIONAL TRAILS DAY
Saturday, June 1
What: The American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day is an opportunity to enjoy all nature has to offer with guided hikes, kids activities, snacks, fun and more. Presented by the Mohave County Department of Public Health and Mohave County Parks.
Where: Hualapai Mountain Park, 6250 Hualapai Mtn. Road, Kingman, Arizona, 40 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday, June 1 (8 a.m.-noon).
Cost: Free admission — just tell the ranger at the gate you are there for National Trails Day..
Info: Mohave County Department of Public Health, 928-753-0794 or Mohave County Parks, 928-757-0916.

IT’S ABOUT TIME CAR SHOW
Saturday, June 1
What: The annual car show presented by the Timeless Cruisers Car Club, consists of a collection of unfinished, “primered,” rusted, dented, classic vehicles and painted cars, too. Unique awards, unique categories. $15 registration fee plus a can of food for the food bank.
Where: Kingman Visitor Center, 120 W. Andy Devine Ave., Kingman, Arizona, 33.7 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday, June 1 (5:30 p.m.-10 p.m.).
Cost: No charge to look at cars.
Info: For information, call Pirate, 928-753-8558 or Bill Miller, 928-715-2609.

COSPLAY SOCIAL
Saturday, June 1
What: Teens ages 13-18 are invited to dress up as their favorite fictional character for the second annual Cosplay Social. The evening includes fun, music and trivia, also a costume contest for those who would like to participate. Trivia questions will cover fandoms such as Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars, Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball and Futurama.
Where: Mohave County Library, Kingman Branch, 3269 N. Burbank St., Kingman, Arizona, 36.5 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday, June 1 (5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.).
Cost: Free to attend.
Info: For information, call 928-692-2665

KINGSMEN ANDY DEVINE PRCA RODEO
Saturday-Sunday, June 1-2
What: The 35th Annual Kingsmen Andy Devine PRCA Rodeo and Festival returns to Kingman. The Kingsmen are a group of local businessmen dedicated to the preservation of the area’s ranching and rodeo western heritage. Events include a parade, two days of professional rodeo action and a dance. Livestock parade is Saturday (10 a.m.).
Where: Mohave County Fairgrounds, 2600 Fairgrounds Blvd., Kingman, Arizona, 36.7 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday, June 1 (gates open 3 p.m., rodeo starts 6 p.m.); Sunday, June 2 (gates open 1 p.m., rodeo starts 4 p.m.).
Cost: Tickets are $20 per person for ages 18 and older; $15 for teens 13-17; free for ages 12 and under.
Info: Call Joe Way, 850-259-9463; Bill Garvey, 928-716-1061; or visit the website: KingsmenRodeo.org.

CRAFT, ANTIQUE & ARTS FAIR
Sundays, June 2, July 7, Aug. 4
What: Hualapai Mountain Park will be hosting a Craft, Antiques, Arts Fair and Swap Meet every first Sunday of June, July, August.
Where: Hualapai Mountain Park, Rec. Area #1, 6230 Hualapai Mtn. Road, Kingman, Arizona, 40 miles from Laughlin.
When: Sundays, June 2, July 7, Aug. 4 (9 a.m.-3 p.m.).
Cost: $25 fee for vendors, the fair is free to the public to attend.
Info: Ranger Station, 928-681-5700

RELAY FOR LIFE KICK-OFF PARTY
Wednesday, June 5
What: Paint the river cities purple by participating in the Colorado River Relay for Life Kick-Off Party where teams can sign up for next year’s event early and start raising money for the American Cancer Society’s worldwide community based signature fundraiser, planned in March 2020. Be the first to sign up teams and earn a chance to win a kayak trip for two. Trophies and plaques will be awarded during the Relay’s closing ceremonies for the most members on a team and the most money raised by a team. Complimentary appetizers provided, a no-host bar and special menu available. Live music with Grace Black and the ClassAct Band.
While there is no cost to participate, teams are encouraged to fund raise as much as possible before, during and after the event. Team members who raise $100 or more receive a commemorative Colorado River Relay for Life T-shirt. Money collected goes towards continued research.
Where: JP’s Pub & Grille, Riverview Mall, 2350 Miracle Mile, Unit 310; Bullhead City, 7.6 miles from Laughlin.
When: Wednesday, June 5 (5 p.m.-8 p.m.).
Cost: No charge to attend, other than complimentary appetizers, additional food and beverages will be sold separately.
Info: For information, call Debbie 928-805-5417 or Karen, 928-201-2327.

MYSTERY PUB TRIVIA NIGHTS
Every Wednesday night
What: J&J Mystery Events presents Mystery Pub Trivia. Win cash prizes, for ages 18 and older. No commitment required. Teams of up to 5 or individuals.
Where: JP’s Pub & Grille, Riverview Mall, 2350 Miracle Mile, Unit 310; BHC, 7.6 miles from Laughlin.
When: Every Wednesday (6:30 p.m.).
Cost: $5 per person.
Info: For information, call 928-296-0748, or visit JJMysteryEvents.com.

ARTISTS GUILD ART DISPLAYS
Ongoing
What: The River Valley Artist Guild sponsors displays by member artists.
• The special event for May at Black Mountain Bistro and Bar (formerly Lisa’s Bistro), 1595 Mohave Drive, 8.7 miles from Laughlin, features their Flora and Fauna Fundraiser. All of the 12×12 canvases are original works of art created by members of he River Valley Artists Guild. Each piece is ready for hanging and can be purchased for $25.
All proceeds go to support the guild’s mission, which is to raise funds for awards, grants, scholarships and art supplies for art students and teachers in the Tri-state area.
Contributing artists include — Cathy Farrell, Dorothy Campbell, Carla Curtis, Lynn Gammel, Jackie Fergestad, Maddy Barkley, Tammy Flanagan, Georgia Ryan, Yvonne Quillen, Holly Hamilton, Joan Damron, and Georgia Craig.
Info: For more information on the River Valley Artist Guild, call 928-303-1292 or email rvag@RiverValleyArtistGuild.com; or visit RiverValleyArtistGuild.com.

 

LIVE MUSIC
No cover unless listed. To have info listed on these pages, contact the Laughlin entertainer at entertainerstaff@Gmail.com, or call 928-763-2505, ext 7230.

Black Mountain Bistro & Bar: 1595 Mohave Drive #4, Bullhead City (on street across from north side of Walmart); 928-219-5911, 8.7 miles from Laughlin — The K Brick Jazz Show (jazz, reeds, vocals) — Mondays (5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.); An intimate evening with Billy Kay and friends (variety) — Thursdays (5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.); The Druthers (vintage, variety, originals) — Fridays (5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.). Side note: Billy K wrote the song “Lifeline,” and recorded it with 15 local entertainers for the purpose of raising money to benefit both the American Legion Post 60 in Laughlin and VFW Post 10005 in Bullhead City. The song is now on a CD, and available at both locations.

Celebration Dinner Cruises at Aquarius Casino Resort Dock: Laughlin; 702-298-1047 or 800-228-9825 — live music, various local musicians — Wednesdays-Mondays (6 p.m.-8 p.m.). Dinner cruises are $45 per person.

Colianno’s: 2200 Highway 95 (corner of Hancock and Highway 95), Bullhead City; 928-758-7104, 7 miles from Laughlin — Reminiscing with Keith (variety) — Sundays (5 p.m.-8 p.m.)

Crazy Ray’s Creative Creations: In Oatman, Arizona, at the south end of Main Street (Historic Route 66) at entrance to self-guided mine tours; 951-436-6480, 31.2 miles from Laughlin — Bumpin’ Uglys featuring Crazy Ray and George Joseph (classic rock and roll, country, originals) — daily (10 a.m.-3 p.m., intermittently depending upon when the Uglys feel like “bumpin'”); play at least one song with them and become a member of the Bumpin’ Uglys, the fastest growing band around.

Elks Lodge #2408 of Bullhead City: 1745 Emerald Drive, Bullhead City; 6.8 miles from Lauhlin; 928-758-2408 — Arizona Thunder (country, classic rock, pop, standards) — Monday, May 27 (1 p.m.-4 p.m.). Members and guests (an Elks member will sign in non-members).

The Hideout: 2311 S. Casino Drive, Laughlin (across Casino Drive from the Pioneer); 702-299-0008 — Live music with revolving lineup of area artists playing a variety of genres (contact Brian Anthony for auditions, 702-420-9157) — Saturdays, (8 p.m.-midnight).

Hooch’s in Topock Bar & Grille: 5035 Powell Lake Road, Topock, Arizona; 34 miles from Laughlin; 928-788-2240 — DoubleXXCross (variety, rock, blues, country) — Friday, May 24 (7 p.m.-11 p.m.).

Hualapai Mountain Resort: 4525 Hualapai Mountain Road, southeast of Kingman in Hualapai Mountains, 47.5 miles from Laughlin; 928-757-3545 — Arizona Thunder (country, classic rock, pop, standards) — Friday, May 31 (7 p.m.-10 p.m.).

JP’s pub & Grille: Riverview Mall, 2350 Miracle Mile, Unit 310, Bullhead City, 7.6 miles from Laughlin; 928-542-4037 — ClassAct Band (wide variety, pop, rock) — Wednesday, June 5 (5 p.m.-8 p.m.).

Meggatoppers: 832 Gemstone Ave., 928-763-7373, Bullhead City, 7.9 miles from Laughlin; — ClassAct Band (wide variety, pop, rock)
— Friday, June 14 (6 p.m.-9 p.m.).

Lazy Harry’s: 2170 Rio Grande Road (next to Arizona Veterans Memorial on the river), Bullhead City; 928-758-6322, 9.9 miles from Laughlin, — Blues Night Jam hosted by Buck Naykid, third Thursday of each month; Sunday Jam Session with RGB — Sundays (2 p.m.-6 p.m.).

Oatman Hotel: 181 Main Street (Historic Route 66), Oatman, Arizona; 928-768-4408, 31.3 miles from Laughlin — Mike Fox (guitar/vocals, country, folk, spirituals) — daily (from 12:30 p.m. AZ time; after the first Old West gunfight on Main St. until ?).

Silver Dollar Saloon: 12907 Oatman-Topock Highway, Topock, Arizona; 35.3 miles from Laughlin; 928-768-9921 — Desert Music with Matthew King (live original music & open mic; food specials) — Wednesdays (5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.).

Silvia’s Lindo Sinaloa: 2064 S. Highway 95 (at Talc Road), Bullhead City; 928-704-0029, 13 miles from Laughlin — ClassAct Band (wide variety, pop, rock) Thursdays (6 p.m.-9 p.m.);

VFW #2190: Main Street Chloride, Arizona; 928-565-9555, 39.4 miles from Laughlin — Double Diamond Band (country) — Saturdays (6 p.m.).

VFW #2555: 6068 W. Supai Drive (at corner of Lowell Road just off Highway 68), Golden Valley, Arizona; 928-565-3344, 23.1 miles from Laughlin — The Druthers (vintage, variety, originals), Mondays, (5 p.m.-8 p.m.); open to all VFW members and guests.

VFW #6306: 12858 Oatman-Topock Hwy, Topock, Arizona; 928-768-3033, 35.8 miles from Laughlin — The ClassAct Band (wide variety, pop, rock), Monday, May 27, (noon-4 p.m.); open to all VFW members and guests.

Yesterday’s Restaurant: 9827 2nd Street, Chloride, Arizona; 928-565-2559 — Professor Bill (vintage country/rock and roll)—Saturdays (5 p.m.-9 p.m.).

 

KARAOKE / DJ
Information on karaoke compiled with the help of Dick Patzold of Karaoke Specialties. For updates on karaoke information, contact Patzold at 928-704-0077 or dickp@KaraokeSpecialties.com. You can also call us directly at 928-763-2505, ext 7230 or entertainerstaff@Gmail.com.

19th Hole Bar & Grill: At the Rivers Edge Golf Course, 144 Marina Drive, Needles, 22.4 miles from Laughlin; call 760-326-3343 — Karaoke — Fridays ( starts 6 p.m.).

American Legion Post #88: 15940 Pierce Ferry Road, Dolan Springs, Arizona; 51.6 miles from Laughlin; call 928-767-3088 — Ace of Spades Night, karaoke, food, drink specials — Thursdays (starting at 4 p.m.); open to any American Legion member and guests.

Amvets Post #19: 4310 South Highway 95, Suite A, Fort Mohave, Arizona; 12.9 miles from Laughlin; call 928-704-1992 — Karaoke with Ed DeGroat — Fridays & Sundays (6 p.m.-10 p.m.); open to members and guests.

Bikini Bay Nightclub: 1955 S. Casino Drive (at the mall), Laughlin; 702-299-3311 — Top 40 & club music — Thursday-Sunday; exclusive “mashup” videos on 150″ screen.

Elks Lodge #2408: 1745 Emerald Road, Bullhead City, 6.8 miles from Laughlin; 928-758-2408 — Karaoke with Jim — every Wednesday (5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.); Dick Patzold every Friday (5 p.m.-9 p.m.); open to members of any Elks Lodge and guests.

The Hideout: 2311 S. Casino Drive, Laughlin (across Casino Drive from the Pioneer); 702-299-0008 — Karaoke with Profound Sound — Fridays (9 p.m.-1 a.m.).

Jester’s Sports Lounge: 877 Hancock Road, Bullhead City; 928-763-0850, 8.1 miles from Laughlin — “Party-Oke” with DJ Loke (combo karaoke and DJ) — Fridays (9 p.m.-2 a.m.).

Kathryn Heidenriech Adult Center: 1776 Airway Ave., Kingman, Arizona; 36.8 miles from Laughlin; 928-757-2778 and ask for Maria — karaoke with Todd Maehren — Mondays (12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.), $1.25 admission and bring a potluck dish.

Moose Lodge Post #1860 Bullhead City: 2620 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City; call 928-763-1860, 8.2 miles from Laughlin — Karaoke with a variety of KJs — Friday & Saturday (6 p.m.-10 p.m. AZ time).

O’Leary’s Pub: 1063 Highway 95, Bullhead City; 928-754-4226, 3.2 miles from Laughlin — “Party-Oke” with DJ Loke (combo karaoke and DJ) — Sundays (7 p.m.-11 p.m.).

The Pour House: 845 Hancock Road, Bullhead City; 928-299-5220, 8.2 miles from Laughlin — Aloha Friends Karaoke with host Karaoke Kalani — Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday (8 p.m.-midnight).

The Red Dog Saloon: 914 W. Broadway, Needles, California; 760-326-9919, 29.9 miles from Laughlin — Karaoke with Tony — Tuesday & Thursday (8 p.m.).

Route 66 Bar: 1900 Needles Highway, Needles, California; 29 miles from Laughlin; 760-326-2277 — Karaoke Las Vegas — Thursday-Sunday (8:30 p.m.-?).
The Time Out Tavern: 2601 N. Stockton Hill Road, Kingman, Arizona; 928-753-2334, 36.4 miles from Laughlin — Karaoke with Don West — Wednesday & Thursday (9 p.m.-1 a.m.); Karaoke with LA Sound — Sunday (9 p.m.-closing).

VFW #10005: 1611 Marble Canyon Drive (across from Scooters, off Miracle Mile), Bullhead City; 928-758-7808, 8.6 miles from Laughlin — Karaoke with variety of KJs — Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays (5 p.m.-9 p.m.), some Sundays (4 p.m.-8 p.m.); open to members of any veterans organizations and their signed guests.

VFW #2190: Main Street Chloride, Arizona; 928-565-9555, 39.4 miles from Laughlin — Karaoke with Sharon — Friday (6 p.m.); Karaoke with Frank & Friends — Sunday (2 p.m.-6 p.m.).

VFW #9833: 15943 N. Pierce Ferry Road, Dolan Springs, Arizona; 928-767-3224, 51.6 miles from Laughlin — Queen of Hearts night, Karaoke with Adam, food and drinks; Tuesdays (4 p.m.). Open to any VFW member and their guests. For more info, call Chris at 928-727-9397.