Around the Area

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


Wednesday, Oct. 16
What: The Bullhead City Lions Club presents “Crafty Fun Night,” where participants have the chance to make a unique piece of art. Bring a photo or two you would like to use as your main theme and the Lions will provide the canvas, brushes, paint and finished product. Light appetizers, wine, lemonade and a raffle round out the event. Proceeds provide children and adults with eye exams and glasses.
Where: Vista Del Sol Community Room, 3249 Felipe Drive, Bullhead City, 10.7 miles from Laughlin.
When: Wednesday, Oct. 16 (5:30 p.m.-8 p.m.).
Cost: $30 per person.
Info: Call Janis Young, 928-514-5062, or purchase tickets at Pioneer Title, 3240 Highway 95, from Lion Denice.

Friday, Oct. 18
What: Join in the “Spooktacular” Wine Tasting event to raise funds for the Bullhead City Shop with a Cop program. In addition to sampling three different wines, and complimentary appetizers, there will be a costume contest, a silent auction, 50/50 drawing and a photo booth provided by Oh Snap Novelty Photos.
Shop with a Cop gives underprivileged local children a Christmas they would otherwise never have.
Where: Chaparral Country Club, 1260 Mohave Drive, Bullhead City, 9 miles from Laughlin,
When: Friday, Oct. 18 (6 p.m.-8 p.m.)
Cost: $25 per person and must be purchased in advance.
Info: Lorrie, 928-715-0222.

Friday-Saturday, Oct. 18-19
What: The Women’s Club of Needles holds a rummage sale, offering a wide variety of items — something for everyone. Proceeds benefit Women’s Club activities such as the annual Veterans’ Pie Social and the scholarship program.
Where: Women’s Club Historic Clubhouse, 305 W. Broadway St., Needles, CA, 30.2 miles from Laughlin.
When: Friday-Saturday, Oct. 18-19 (Fri 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat 8 a.m.-1 p.m.).
Cost: Free to attend.
Info: 760-326-3241.

Saturday, Oct. 19
What: Come celebrate the history of the oldest mining camp in Arizona, established in the 1860s. Chloride is a monument to hardworking souls who worked the 75+ mines in the area. Activities include the bake sale by the Chloride Special Events Committee; the parade up Tennessee Avenue (noon); and watch old west gunfight skits presented by the High Desert Drifters Reanactment Troupe in Cyanide Springs. Also visit the original home of Jim Fritz, which is now the Historical Society museum (free admission), visit the SilverBelle Playhouse where hometown melodramas were performed in days of old, visit shops in old miner’s cabins, browse vendor and craft booths and enjoy a meal or libation at Yesterday’s Restaurant or try some of the food vendors, join the Bed and Bath race or compete in the horseshoe tournament. Also live music in the park in the afternoon. After all of that consider checking out the Roy Purcell murals located past the cattle guard east of town (high clearance vehicles recommended)
Where: Chloride, Arizona, (via AZ-68 E. and US-93 N.) 47.2 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday, Oct. 19 (starts 9 a.m., finishes with awards ceremony 3 p.m.).
Cost: Free to attend, foods, beverages and vendor merchandise sold separately.
Info: Call 928-565-9777, email or visit

Saturday, Oct. 19
What: Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 765 of Kingman and the City of Kingman hosts an open house, fly-in war bird aircraft gathering and living history event, that includes a custom, classic and hot rod car show. Also rides in some of the vintage aircraft (for a fee), military vehicle display, foods and beverages, and more.
Where: Kingman Airport, 4560 Flightline Drive, Kingman, 43.2 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday, Oct. 19 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Cost: Free to attend, foods, beverages, vendor items and aircraft rides sold separately.
Info: 928-575-0400.

Saturday, Oct. 19
What: The Golden Shores Women’s Club presents their annual Fall Festival. Activities include a bake sale, grab bags, homemade crafts, art, jewelry and raffles throughout the day and a food court.
Where: Golden Shores Community Center, 13136 Golden Shores Pkwy, Topock, Arizona, 35.7 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday, Oct. 19 (9 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Cost: Free to attend, foods, beverages, vendor items sold separately.
Info: 928-788-2329 or 714-391-7302.

Saturday, Oct. 19
What: Enjoy a meal prepared by El Charro Mexican Restaurant and sample wines from around the work during the Wag N’ Wine fundraising event sponsored by Tri-state Pain Institute. The event includes the first annual Wall of Wine fundraiser, a costume contest, raffle prizes and 50/50 drawing.
Proceeds benefit S.A.I.N.T.’s spay and neuter, emergency medical, pet adoption and fostering programs.
Where: REALTOR Conference Center, 841 Hancock Road, Bullhead City, 8.2 miles from Laughlin,
When: Saturday, Oct. 19 (5:30 p.m.)
Cost: $30 per person, tickets can be purchased at or Donn Williams Jewelers,1788 Hwy. 95 #2.
Info: 928-985-0663.

Saturday, Oct. 19
What: The Boys & Girls Club of the Colorado River is hosting its 3rd annual Halloween Bash. The event is geared towards younger children, ages 12 and under, offering a less scary alternative that isn’t all about monsters, zombies and gore. It includes a Not-So-Scary Halloween House, games, snacks and, of course, trick-or-treating.
Area businesses and community groups are encouraged to have booths in the gym that can either be trick-or-treat or carnival game style. Because a lot of families will be attending, please bring enough candy for 700 children. Tables will be located in the gym.
Where: Boys & Girls Club gymnasium, 2250 Highland Road, Bullhead City, 7.7 miles from Laughlin,
When: Saturday, Oct. 19 (3 p.m.-5 p.m.)
Cost: Free to attend.
Info: Donna, 928-763-1411.

Monday-Saturday, Oct. 21-26
What: The 43rd Fort Mojave Indian Days is an annual celebration of the culture and traditions of the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe. Free public festivities are concentrated on Friday and Saturday, including the popular Fort Mojave Indian Days Parade in downtown Needles on Saturday (10 a.m.). Other events include a royalty pageant, baby pageant, men’s and women’s bird singing contests, games for elders, culture workshops, a fry bread eating contest, nature walk, golf tournament, horseshoes, and more. Most events are held in the Needles Village. Golf tournament is at the Mojave Resort Golf Course.
Where: 500 Merriman Ave, Needles, 26.5 miles from Laughlin,
When: Monday-Saturday, Oct. 21-26 (various times).
Cost: Free to attend, foods, beverages, vendor items sold separately.
Info: Vendors call Sam Evanston II, 760-629-4591, ext. 140, all other information, call Nichole Garcia, 760-362-4213, or visit the tribal website

Thursday, Oct. 24
What: Desert Valley School hosts their Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat family carnival to raise money for Student Council programs such as supplies, assemblies, field trips and more.
Where: basketball court behind the school, 1066 Marina Blvd., Bullhead City, 8.1 miles from Laughlin,
When: Thursday, Oct. 24 (5 p.m.-6 p.m.)
Cost: Free to attend.
Info: 928-758-6606.

Friday, Oct. 25
What: The Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center will be showing Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, the classic 1960 thriller starring Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh and Vera Miles. Steve Conn will provide historical and behind the scenes commentary before the movie starts. Family and friends are welcome. Popcorn, snacks and drinks will be available. Donations benefit the center’s various programs.
Where: Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway Ave, Kingman, 36.8 miles from Laughlin,
When: Friday, Oct. 25 (6 p.m.)
Cost: $2 donation per person.
Info: Call 928-757-2778.

Every Thursday night
What: J&J Mystery Events presents Mystery Pub Trivia. Win cash prizes, for ages 21 and older. No commitment required. Teams of up to 5 or individuals.
Where: Cocktails; 3935 Highway 95, Bullhead City, 12.4 miles from Laughlin.
When: Every Thursday (6:30 p.m.).
Cost: $5 per person.
Info: For information, call 928-296-0748, or visit

What: The Bullhead City Elks #2408 Auxiliary hosts Bingo on Friday nights. Low buy-in, new game, bigger payouts. Food available.
Where: Elks Lodge, 1745 Emerald Road, Bullhead City, 7.3 miles from Laughlin.
When: Fridays (doors open 4:40 p.m., sales 5:30 p.m.-6:15 p.m., game starts 6:30 p.m.).
Cost: No charge to attend, bingo card packs for sale.
Info: Call 928-758-2408.

What: The River Valley Artist Guild sponsors displays by member artists.
• The display for October at Black Mountain Bistro and Bar (formerly Lisa’s Bistro), 1595 Mohave Drive, 8.7 miles from Laughlin, features the work of Georgia Craig.
Craig has been an Arizona resident for over 30 years. “Although I never considered myself an artist, I began experimenting in oils in my early 20s and fell in love with how it made me feel,” she said. “I became absorbed and began visiting one art show after another as well as enrolling in as many art courses as I could work into my schedule. Eventually, I evolved toward the mediums of acrylic and paper collage. My fondest and most enlightening learning experiences were with Elanie Moore. Under her tutelage, I discovered within myself the need to work with texture leaning towards the abstract. My principal medium is collage, yet I experiment with other mediums and techniques. I have yet to settle on one and may never.
“I attended art classes at Mr. San Jacinto College in Hemet, California, workshops at the Idyllwild School of the Arts and papermaking classes at College of the Desert in Palm Desert. I was the art specialist at Topock Elementary District for 12 years and facilitated College for Kids art courses for two summers. I regularly attended the annual conference presented by the Arizona Art Education Association. I have shown regionally in Southern California, Nevada and locally in Arizona at the Black Mountain Art Show and Art by the Lake in Lake Havasu City. My work is in private collections in Australia, France, Canada and the U.S.
My latest artist endeavor has been to create a series of paper maché masks — some of which are based on my dreams. The worldwide use of masks in rituals and ceremonies is a very ancient practice that can be traced back 9,000 years. Except for a couple of items, all my masks were created with recycled materials.
“My work can be seen online at”
Info: For more information on the River Valley Artist Guild, call 928-303-1292 or email; or visit

Thursdays, September-May.
What: The Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge is offering weekly walking tours suitable for family outings. The tour includes the Visitor Center, Peninsula Trail and Delta trails. People will see and learn about the refuge’s habitat types, and the plants and animals that use them. Please wear sturdy shoes or boots, appropriate apparel, bring water, binoculars, sunscreen, and hats.
Where: Bill Williams River Refuge Visitor Center, Parker, AZ, 94.9.3 miles from Laughlin (from Lake Havasu City, travel approximately 17 miles south on Highway 95 until you cross the Bill Williams River. Continue for 1/2 mile and turn right into the visitor center parking area near the mile marker 161.
When: Thursdays, September through May (8 a.m.-10 a.m.).
Cost: Free.
Info: Call Joey Saccomanno, 928-667-4144, ext. 128, or email him,


No cover unless listed. To have info listed on these pages, contact the Laughlin entertainer at, 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) — Reminiscing with Keith (traditional country, ’50s, ’60s) — Tuesday, Oct. 8 (5:30-8:30 p.m.) — 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 — Melody & Ted (variety) Thursdays — (6 p.m.-9 p.m.); Wine Wednesdays with Bella & her accordion (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.

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.; after the first Old West gunfight on Main St. until ?).

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.


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 7230 or

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

American Legion Post 60: 1510 Bruce Woodbury Drive, Laughlin, 702-299-1510 — Third Saturday monthly karaoke with Kamelion Entertainment with KJ Ingrid — Saturday, Oct. 19 (6 p.m.). Fish Fry Fridays.

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.

CoVeu Drinkery & Eatery: 2247 Clearwater Drive, Bullhead City, 8.2 miles from Laughlin; 928-299-5012 — Karaoke provided by Cowboy & The Lady — Wednesdays (5 p.m.-9 p.m.).

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 and Saturdays (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 (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.

Mohave Shrine Club: 2580 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City; call 928-221-1054 — Karaoke with Dustin Crump or Howard Martin, Saturdays, (6 p.m.-10 p.m.).

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.).

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 Robert, food and drinks; Tuesdays (4 p.m.). Open to any VFW member and their guests. For more info, call Chris at 928-727-9397.