Around the Area

Around the Area HeaderA variety of shows, events, activities beyond the casino scene


Friday, July 21
What: The Arizona Game & Fish Dept. will present a series of talks on Arizona wildlife. This time the subject is “Bighorn Sheep.”
Where: Mohave County Library-Kingman Branch, 3269 N. Burbank St.,Kingman
When: Fri, July 21 (6 p.m.)
Cost: Presentations are free, but come early as seating is limited.
Info: Call 928-692-7700, or 928-692-2665


Saturday, July 22, 29
What: Kingman Farmer’s Market; locally grown produce; goat’s milk; handmade merchandise including jams, jellies, alpaca wool clothing, jewelry; much more.
Where: Thunder Rode, 102 E. Beale St, Downtown Kingman
When: Sat, July 15 (8 a.m.-noon)
Cost: No admission charge
Info: Call Kerry at 412-568-33536


Saturday, July 22
What: Get a really early jump on your holiday shopping by attending the Christmas in July Fair featuring creative works from community artists and crafters Sponsored by the Bullhead City Mohave Valley Association of Realtors. Live music by Class Act Band. Food, beverages, door prizes and wrapping station. Vendor fees benefit We Care Cancer Support, Inc.
Where: Board of Realtors Conference Hall, 841 Hancock Road, Bullhead City
When: Sat, July 22 (9 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Cost: free to attend
Info: Call 575-446-9893 or 928-542-0525


Friday, Saturday, Sunday, July 28-30
What:GraceArtsLive is putting on Storybook Theatre workshops with weekends of shows. Disney’s Aladdin Kids follows the street urchin, Aladdin, as he yearns for the attention of the beautiful princess, Jasmine. He uses a genie’s magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. Iago, Jafar, the Genie, and other familiar characters are part of this fun-filled musical adventure filled with gagic, mayhem and the motivating power of love.
Where: GraceArts Live Theatre, 2146 McCulloch Blvd., Lake Havasu City
When: Fri & Sat, July 28-29 (7:30 p.m.), Sun, July 30 (2 p.m.)
Cost: $12 adults, $8 for children 17 and younger, free for ages 5 and under when accompanied by parent.
Info: Visit the Box Office, next door to Schlotzsky’s 2146 McCulloch Blvd., Mondays and Fridays (3-6 p.m. and up to one hour before show times), or call 928-505-ARTS (2787) or visit their website,


Saturday, July 29
What: Luau at St. John Evangelical Church. Participants are asked to bring a blanket, chairs and a packed lunch for the screening of Disney’s Moana, folowed by water games in the field next door.
Where: St. John Evangelical Church, 1664 Central Ave., Bullhead City
When: Sat, July 29 (11 a.m.-3 p.m.)
Cost: free to attend
Info: Call 928-758-2301


Sunday, July 30
What: First Baptist Church in Ft. Mohave is hosting “Singspiration,” a presentation that may include music, poetry, or drama.
Where: First Baptist Church, 5360 Calle Valle Vista (behind Valley View Medical Center), Fft. Mohave
When: Sun, July30 (6 p.m.)
Info: 928-768-9797


Sunday, August 6
What: Saving Animals In Need Together (S.A.I.N.T.) presents Bowling for Pets. The tournament is no tap, 9 pin, 34 lanes, 5 to a lane. Register early to keep your group on the same lane. Raffle and 50/50 tickets are 6 for $5, 12 for $10 and 30 for $20. Please bring a donation of Purina One dog or cat food to the event and receive 3 free raffle tickets (per family).
Where: Riverside Bowling Center, Riverside Resort, Laughlin
When: Sun, August 6 (check in at noon, bowling starts 1 p.m.)
Cost: $20 per person ($10 donated to SAINT)
Info:To register your team, contact Riverside Bowling Center, 888-590-2695; for more bowling info call S.A.I.N.T., 928-704-0800.


Saturday, August 19
What: The Kiwanis Club of the Colorado River is hosting their 35th Annual Kiwanis Auction, featuring a reverse raffle with a grand prize of a 2002 Nissan Sentra. Tickets for the car raffle are $25 and are available online at between now and the day of the auction. The car, donated by Findlay Motors of Bullhead City, features a clean Car Fax and under 79,000 original miles with only one owner. Proceeds from the auction will help raise money to provide educational scholarships as well as Kiwanis’ various community projects including Project Playground, Builders Club, Shop with a Cop, Key Clubs, the Boys and Girls Club and more.
Where: Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort’s Starview Room, Laughlin
When: Sat, Aug. 19 (5:30 p.m.)
Cost: $30 admission
Info/To Donate items or services: Call Marilyn Leisure at 928-201-8395


Saturday, August 26
What: Elks #2406 Ladies Auxiliary hosts a ladies “Soci-a-Tea” with live

music, games and raffles, tea sandwiches and dessert, and a prize for the best hat. The tea lunch is open to the public.
Where: Bullhead City Elks Lodge, 1745 Emerald Road (on the corner of Hancock Road), Bullhead City
When: Sat, August 26 (noon-3 p.m.)
Cost: $8 per person
Info:Call Chris, 928-201-5574


Every Friday
What: El Rio Golf Club hosts Family Fun Movie Night beginning in June. Movies change each week, however the first movie will be Disney’s Moana.
Where:1 Paseo El Ro, (off Hwy 95) Mohave Valley
When: every Friday beginning June 9(registraton 7:30 p.m., showtime 8:15 p.m.)
Cost: $5 for adults, free for children 12 and under
Info: Lacey, 928-768-3574


What/When/Cost: The River Valley Artist Guild sponsors displays by member artists.

•The display for July at Lisa’s Bistro, features the works of Richard White, Lynn Gammel, Ray Baca, Jackie Fergestad and Carla Curtis.
Info: For more information on the River Valley Artist Guild, call 928-303-1292 or email; or visit


Now through Tuesday, August 15
What: The Tri-State Focus Photography Club is hosting a community photography competition titled, “Give Us Your Best Shot.”
Categories for the contest are birds, sports in action and sunrise or sunset. The deadline for photo entry is Thurs, Aug. 15; winners will be announced Tues, Sept. 5.
All photos will be displayed at Mohave Community College from Sept. 5-21.
Info: For more information and guidelines, email:


Bullhead City
What: The Mohave County Library in Bullhead City offers a variety of programs during the upcoming months. Those include (free unless otherwise specified):
•Chair Yoga Tuesdays (9:30-11 a.m.), Tai Chi Wednesdays (9:35-10:25;
Where: Mohave County Library, 1170 E. Hancock Road, Bullhead City. The library is open Mon, Wed (9 a.m.-6 p.m. AZ), Tues, Thurs (9 a.m.-8 p.m. AZ), Fri, Sat (9 a.m.-5 p.m. AZ)
Info: Cathy De Graffenreid at 928-758-0714 or see


What: A new video on the history of Hoover Dam and Davis Dam is now playing at the Lil’ Red Schoolhuse. The video titled “Davis Dam, Creating a Community,” was produced by Mohave Electric Cooperative with the help of historical resources available from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.
The video focuses on the construction of Hoover Dam and subsequently Davis Dam. These two projects, along with many dams along the Colorado River, were built to regulate water flow and improve quality of life for the southwestern U.S.
Visitors may also view videos about the relocation of the schoolhouse from its location at Second and Lee Streets to its current locaation, as well as the history of Mohave Electric Cooperative. The schoolhouse is operated by the Colorado River Historical Society.
Where: Bullhead Community Park 1251 Hwy 95, Bullhead City.
Info/Hours: 928-754-6240, or 928-754-3399



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To have info listed on these pages, contact the Laughlin entertainer at or call 928-763-2505, ext 7232

•Cattle Crossing Saloon-4105 Hwy 68, Golden Valley, Arizona; 928-565-3630—Mark & Marilyn of Galaxy (rock/variety)—Sat (3 p.m.-7 p.m.)

•Colianno’s-2200 Hwy 95 (corner of Hancock and Hwy 95), Bullhead City; 928-758-7104—Bella (strolling accordion music)—Wed (5 p.m.-8 p.m.); Melody Louise (variety)—Thurs (6 p.m.-9 p.m.); Entertainment All-Starz Flyin’ Brian & Baby Jane—Sun (6 p.m.-9 p.m.);

•Crazy Ray’s Creative Creations-in Oatman, Arizona at south end of Main St (Historic Route 66) at entrance to self-guided mine tours; 951-436-6480—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 going

•Elks Lodge #2408 of Bullhead City-1745 Emerald Dr., Bullhead City; 928-758-2408—Class Act with Grace Black, Eddie Sedillo and Johnny Hull (wide variety; pop/rock/country/salsa)—Sat, Aug. 19 (6 p.m.-9 p.m.), members and guests (an Elks member will sign in non-members)

•Eagles Lodge of Kingman-4536 N. Patsy Dr., Kingman; 928-757-8635­—bands TBA (usually country/classic rock ‘n’ roll)—Fridays (6 p.m.-10 p.m.); open to members of any Eagles Lodge and guests

•Grecco Art Gallery-Laughlin Outlet Center, 1955 S. Casino Dr., Laughlin; 702-298-4497—Dick Patzold featuring Karen Lopez—Saturdays (11 a.m.-1 p.m.)

•Hackberry General Store-311255 E Hwy 66, Hackberry, AZ; 928-769-2605—Moonshadow – Bridget Langston on vocals/keyboard (soulful rock classics) —Saturday, July 22, Sunday, July 23(11 a.m.-4 p.m.)

•La Casa Del Pollo-2064 Hwy 95 (at Talc Rd), Bullhead City; 928-704-0029—Johnny Hull (playing your favorite tunes)—every Tuesday (5 p.m.-8 p.m.); ClassAct Band—every Thursday (6-9 p.m.),

•Lazy Harry’s-2170 Rio Grande Road (next to Arizona Veterans Memorial on the river), Bullhead City; 928-758-6322—Blues Night Jam hosted by Buck Naykid, third Thursday of each month; Sunday Jam Session with Overdrive (Ray Gunn, Kenny Mohs, Bruce Speakman)—Sundays (2 p.m.-6 p.m.)

•Lisa’s Bistro-1595 Mohave Dr. #4, Bullhead City (on street across from north side of Walmart); 928-219-5911— The K Brick Jazz Show (jazz, reeds, vocals)—Mondays (5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.); Stan Ruffo (blues)—Wednesdays (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.)

•Loyal Order of the Moose, Lodge #1860 Bullhead City-2620 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City; call 928-763-1860—Class Act with Grace Black, (wide variety; pop/rock/country/salsa)—Saturday, July 22 (5 p.m.-9 p.m.); open to members of any Moose Lodge and their guests

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

•Old Town Saloon-2850 S. Casino Dr., Laughlin; 702-298-3866—David Kane—Sat, July 22 (8 p.m.-midnight); Herb Jones—Sat, July 29 (8 p.m.-midnight);

•Stetson Winery-10965 N. Moonscape Way, Route 66 at Valle Vista, 17 miles east of Kingman; 928-757-7206—K Brick Jazz Show—Sunday, July 9, Sunday, August 6 (all music from 4 p.m.-7 p.m.; winery opens 1 p.m.)

•VFW #2190-main street Chloride, Arizona; 928-565-9555—Double Diamond Band (country)—Saturdays (6 p.m.)



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 You can also call us directly at 928-763-2505, ext 7232 or

•19th Hole Bar & Grill-at the Rivers Edge Golf Course, 144 Marina Dr, Needles; call 760-326-3343—Karaoke with Jeff—call for dates (6 p.m.-10 p.m. CA)

•American Legion Post #87-2245 Clearwater Dr., Suite B, Bullhead City (next to Iguana’s Mexican Restaurant); call 928-763-0305—Karaoke with Sandy and Ingrid—Fri (5 p.m.-9 p.m.); open to any American Legion member and guests; the kitchen is now open

•Amvets Post #19-4310 S. Hwy 95, Suite A, Ft. Mohave; call 928-704-1992—Karaoke with Dustin & Judy—Fridays (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—Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun; exclusive “mashup” videos on 150″ screen

•Chaparral Golf & Country Club -1260 Mohave Dr, Bullhead City; 928-758-3939—Karaoke with Janice—Sun (4 p.m.-8 p.m.);

•Cocktails (Lounge)-3935 Hwy 95, Bullhead City; 928-758-4955—Karaoke with Top Shelf Entertainment – Dustin & Judy—Wed (8 p.m.-midnight)

•Fast Fanny’s Place-Main St (Historic Route 66), Oatman; 928-768-7400—Karaoke with Bob Murray, unique afternoon karaoke—daily (10 a.m.-5 p.m.)

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

•Jester’s Sports Lounge-877 Hancock Road, Bullhead City; 928-763-0850 —”Party-Oke” with DJ Loke (combo karaoke and DJ)—Fri (9 p.m.-2 a.m.)
•Kathryn Heidenriech Adult Center-1776 Airway Ave, Kingman; 928-757-2778 and ask for Maria—karaoke with Todd Maehren—Mon (12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.), $1.25 admission and bring a potluck dish.

•La Casa Del Pollo-2064 Hwy 95 (at Talc Rd), Bullhead City; 928-704-0029— Karaoke with Grace Black— every Monday (5p.m.-8 p.m.)

•Lazy Harry’s-2170 Rio Grande Road (next to Arizona Veterans Memorial on the river), Bullhead City; 928-758-6322—Karaoke/dancing hosted by DJ Firelilly (also Ladies Night specials)—Tuesdays (7 p.m.-11 p.m.)
•Moose Lodge Post #1860 Bullhead City-2620 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City; call 928-763-1860—Karaoke with a variety of KJs—Fri and Sat (6 p.m.-10 p.m.); open to members of any Moose Lodge and their guests

•O’Leary’s Pub-1063 Hwy 95, Bullhead City; 928-754-4226—”Party-Oke” with DJ Loke (combo karaoke and DJ)—Sun (7 p.m.-11 p.m.)

•The Pour House-845 Hancock Rd, Bullhead City; 928-299-5220—Aloha Friends Karaoke with host Karaoke Kalani—Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat (8 p.m.-midnight).

•The Red Dog Saloon-914 W. Broadway, Needles; 760-326-9919—Karaoke with Tony—Thurs-Fri (8 p.m. CA)

•Roadhouse 95 Bar & Grill-5100 Hwy 95, Fort Mohave; 928-577-2510—  Karaoke with Jeff—Wednesdays (7 p.m.-11 p.m.)

•Route 66 Bar-1900 Needles Highway, Needles, California; 760-326-2277—Karaoke Las Vegas—Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun (8:30 p.m.-? CA)

•The Time Out Tavern-2601 N. Stockton Hill Rd, Kingman; 928-753-2334—Karaoke with Don West—Wed and Thurs (9 p.m.-1 a.m.); Karaoke with LA Sound—Sun (9 p.m.-closing)

•VFW #10005-1611 Marble Canyon Dr (across from Scooters off Miracle Mile), Bullhead City; 928-758-7808—  Karaoke with Rhapsody Entertainment—every Monday and Saturday (5 p.m.-9 p.m.); also Karaoke with variety of KJs—Wed, Fri (5 p.m.-9 p.m.); open to members of any veterans organizations and their signed guests

•VFW #2190-main street Chloride, Arizona; 928-565-9555—Karaoke with Sharon—Fri (6 p.m.); Karaoke with Frank & Friends—Sun (2 p.m.-6 p.m.)