Around the Area

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


Saturday, June 24
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, June 24 (8 a.m.-noon)
Cost: No admission charge
Info: Call Kerry at 412-568-33536


Saturday, June 24
What: Sirens’ Cafe hosts it’s 8th year of business by hosting a traditional Lobster Boil.  The restaurant ships in live Maine lobster for a New England style boil which also includes a lobster, green salad, potato salad, corn on the cob, dessert and live music.
Where: 419 E. Beale St, Downtown, Kingman
When: Sat, June 24(6 p.m.-midnight)
Cost:$45 per person—discounted tickets for those who don’t want to eat lobster, but still want to party.
Info/Tickets: Call 928-753-4151


Thursday, June 29
What: The Needles Chamber of Commerce and the Needles Elks Lodge 1608 present a free concert featuring Dueling Pianos. Along with the music a pulled pork dinner complete with coleslaw, and beans will be available for purchase.
Where: Elks Lodge 1608, 1000 Lillyhill Dr., Needles, Calif.
When: Thurs, June 29 (food served 5-6:30 p.m., show starts 7 p.m..)
Cost: entertainment is free, pork dinner is $8 per person.
Info: Needles Chamber, 760-326-2050; or the Elks Lodge, 760-326-1608


Saturday, July 1
What: Not really a car show, but a chance to get together for ice cream, music, cruise your car and have a good time. Drive whatever you want.
Where: Mohave Community College 1971 Jagerson Ave, Kingman
When: Sat, July 1 (6 p.m.-9 p.m.)
Cost: Accepting donations to AZ Claus Cause the Magic of Giving.
Info: Call Mary, 928-263-7167


Sunday, July 2
What/Where/When: A craft fair and swap meet takes place in the cool pines setting of Hualapai Mountain Park, Rec Area #1, 6250 Hualapai Mountain Road, Sun, June 4 (9 a.m.-3 p.m.); wide variety of vendors…handmade jewelry, crafts, soaps, photography, clothing, candles, pottery tie dye items, bird feeders, food vendors, more
Cost: Free to browse; vendor fee is $25

Info: Call the ranger station at 928-681-5700


Monday, July 3
What: Havasu Landing Resort & Casino hosts their first Rockin’ the Dock Summer Concert on the beach, which can be enjoyed from the3 water. Featuring the music of Littletown Band, there will be a buoyed-off swim area with a swim-up floating dock in the middle. There will also be plenty of space for lawn chairs and blankets on the grassy are near the stage or attend on boats, tubes, or float pads.
Beer and water available for purchase. Where: Havasu Landing Resort & Casino, First Street, Havasu Lake, California
When: Mon, July3 (6 p.m.-10 p.m.)
Info: Call Megan Vance, 760-858-4592, or email, or visit


Tuesday, July 4
What: This year marks the 27th installment of this unique event in which competitors try to see who can fry the best egg on the pavement of Main Street (Historic Route 66) in Oatman. The egg fry has made national news several times during the course of its run—from NPR and The Food Channel to The Weather Channel and Bill Leverton of “On the Arizona Road”.
According to founder and coordinator of the event, Fred Eck, “We anticipate on having a lot of people nationwide hearing about Route 66 and Oatman, the Colorado River area, and how we make light of our heat. We deal with it. We handle it. It may be a hot area, but we’re cool.”
This celebration of the hot temperatures the area is renown for has a few rules. These include:

•The contest is open to all comers, regardless of age

•Contestants (teams ideally made up of one cooker and two stewers; but one fryer is sufficient) must use only official eggs supplied by the Oatman Chamber of Commerce (don’t break the yokes).

•The eggs must be fried using only solar heat (aluminum foil, magnifying glasses, mirrors, solar panels are all O.K.) to help intensify the heat; no direct fire or blow torches allowed.

•The cooking will begin at high noon when a member of the Oatman Gunfighters Old West re-enactment troupe fires off the starting gun. Contestants will be given 15 minutes to fry their eggs. The most fried egg as determined by a panel of judges will be declared the winner.

•Cookers must provide their own utensils and security from egg-poaching burros.

•Contestants are responsible for cleaning up their own area at the contest’s conclusion.

In addition to the “Best Fried Eggs,” there will be awards for other categories. Also, there will be other events plus food drink and music in the Oatman saloons/restaurants.
Where: Downtown Oatman, Arizona (on Historic Route 66), southeast of Bullhead City
When: Tues, July 4 (egg fry contest starts at high noon)
Info: For more information, or to get an application form, call Fred Eck at the Oatman/Goldroad Visitor Information at 928-514-8595 or


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


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 May at Lisa’s Bistro, features the works of Georgia Ryan, Holly Hamilton, Elizabeth Bendahan, Jackie Fergestad, and Antonia Citrino
Info: For more information on the River Valley Artist Guild, call 928-303-1292 or email; or visit


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):
Summer Programs in June:
•Chair Yoga Tuesdays (9:30-11 a.m.), Tai Chi Wednesdays (9:35-10:25;
•Adult Crafts, June 8; Lego Night, June 8; Book Club, June 15; Mohave Electric guest speaker, June 22; and Adult Coloring, June 29.
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.
When: Fri, June 23(5:30 p.m.)
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

•Hackberry General Store-311255 E Hwy 66, Hackberry, AZ; 928-769-2605—Moonshadow – Bridget Langston on vocals/keyboard (soulful rock classics) —Wednesday, June 21, Saturday, June 24, Sunday, June 25 (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)—2nd & 4th Tuesdays (5 p.m.-8 p.m.); ClassAct Band—every Thursday (5-8 p.m.), ROSS “Live,” (contemporary jazz, blues, reggae) Tuesday, June 27 (5-8 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, June 10 and Friday, Juune 23 (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—Profound Sounds—Saturday, June 17 (8 p.m.-midnight); Catbone Band—Sat. June 24 (8 p.m.-midnight); Catbone Band—Sat. July 8 (8 p.m.-midnight); Profound Sounds—Saturday, July 15 (8 p.m.-midnight); David Kane—Saturday, July 22 (8 p.m.-midnight); Herb Jones—Saturday, July 29 (8 p.m.-midnight);

•Roadhouse 95 Bar & Grill-5100 Hwy 95, Fort Mohave; 928-577-2510— ROSS “Live,” (contemporary jazz, blues, reggae)—Fridays (7 p.m.-10 p.m.)

•Stetson Winery-10965 N. Moonscape Way, Route 66 at Valle Vista, 17 miles east of Kingman; 928-757-7206—K Brick Jazz Show—Sunday, June 25, 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 various KJs—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 Heindriech Adult Center-1776 Airway Ave, Kingman; 928-757-2778 and ask for Debbie—karaoke with Todd Maehren—Mon (4 p.m.-7 p.m.), $1 admission

•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.)