Around the Area

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

Thursday, Feb. 20
What: “The History of the Decennial Census,” is a speaker program presented by Mohave Community College’s Bullhead City Campus Library. Guest speaker Tiffany Harvey represents the Dallas Regional Census Office. The only constant in life is change. Even wonder when the first census was conducted in Mohave County or Bullhead City? What questions were asked and how have they changed? How was data collected and protected? Take a walk down memory lane to see the changes that have been made to understand the people and places in America since the 1st Decennial Census. Snacks provided.
Where: MCC BHC Campus, 3400 Hwy. 95, Hargrove Library, Building 700, 12.1 miles from Laughlin.
When: Thursday, Feb. 20 (3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., AZ time).
Cost: Free.
Info: James, 928-757-0827.

Friday, Feb. 21
What: Bullhead City Lions Club hosts Meat Bingo for Sight. Activities include an Italian dinner catered by D’Angelos Italian Restaurant, bingo and both a silent auction and live dessert auction. Proceeds help give the gift of sight to children.
Where: Vista Del Sol RV Resort, 3249 Felipe Dr., Bullhead City, 10.7 miles from Laughlin.
When: Friday, Feb. 21 (doors open 5:30 p.m., dinner 6 p.m., bingo 6:30 p.m.. AZ time).
Cost: Pre-sale tickets $20 per person (two bingo hands with each ticket); table of 8 $150 per table (three bingo hands with each ticket); at the door tickets $25 per person (two bingo hands included with each ticket.
Info: Tickets are available for purchase at the Bullhead Area Chamber of Commerce, 1251 Highway 95; Pioneer Title, 3240 Highway 95; or call Janis Young, 928-514-5062, or Bonnie O’Shell, 412-607-2435.

Friday, Feb. 21
What: Not Fade Away, the Ultimate Throwback to Buddy Holly and the legends of Rock ‘n Roll features music of some of the genre’s greats. Remember the sounds of The Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis, The Beatles and more during a benefit concert with proceeds to benefit the Cancer Association of Havasu. Proceeds benefit the Havasu Community Health Foundation. Must be at least 21 to attend.
Where: London Bridge Resort Convention Center, 1477 Queens Bay, Lake Havasu City, 71.2 miles from Laughlin.
When: Friday, Feb. 21 (5 p.m. AZ time).
Cost: $50 per person, open seating.
Info: To purchase tickets online visit, or call 928-453-8190.

Beginning Saturday, Feb. 22
(More races will be added as the season progresses)
What: The Mohave Valley Raceway is shaping up to be an exciting schedule of stock car racing throughout the spring and fall. Here’s what’s planned for the coming months:
• Saturday, Feb. 22 — IMCA Modifieds, Super Stocks, Street Stocks, Mini-Stocks, Mini Sports (6 p.m.);
• Saturday, March 7 — IMCA Modifieds, Super Stocks, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, Mini Sports, SNDCA Dwarf Cars (7 p.m.);
• Friday-Saturday, March 20-21 — Western States Regional, hosted by SNDCA & IMCA Modifieds (7 p.m.);
Where: Mohave Valley Raceway, 2750 Laguna Road, Mohave Valley; 25.2 miles from Laughlin.
When: Beginning Saturday, Feb. 22 (all times Arizona).
Cost: Adults $12, seniors 60+ $10, kids 6-12 $6, kids 5 and under free.
Info: Call 928-246-3000, or visit the website,

Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 27-29
What: River Valley Artist Guild presents the 19th annual Black Mountain Art Show and the public is invited to attend. Proceeds from the art show is used for grants, scholarships, and art supplies for art students and teachers in the Tri-state. An artists reception and awards is Friday, Feb. 28 (5 p.m.). Live entertainment provided by Chuck and vocalist Rebecca Leah Dias.
Where: Mohave Community College Bullhead City Campus Building 600, 3400 Highway 95, Bullhead City, 12.1 miles from Laughlin.
When: Show is Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 27-29 (9 a.m.-5 p.m. AZ time).
Cost: Free to attend.
Info: More info or applications, visit or call Georgia Craig, 409-795-4941.

Saturday, March 7
What: The Bullhead City Elks #2408 Auxiliary hosts the “Spring Into Life” Fashion Show and Luncheon.
Where: Elks Lodge, 1745 Emerald Road, Bullhead City, 7.3 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday, March 7 (Social hour 11 a.m., luncheon noon, fashion show follows AZ time).
Cost: $12 per person
Info: Linda Morrow, 714-875-3455.

Saturday, March 7
What: Mohave Sunrise Rotary hosts its 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament. The format is a three-person scramble, shotgun start, 50 percent handicap. All funds raised support scholarships to local colleges and trade schools.
Where: Los Lagos Golf Course, 6365 S. Entrada Via Verdes, Fort Mohave, AZ, 19.6 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday, March 7 (6:30 a.m. registration., AZ time).
Cost: $100 per player (includes golf cart, green fees and lunch.
Info: email:; or call Kirk Barton, 928-279-3597.

Saturday, March 7
What: The Bullhead City Farmers Market features fresh produce from three farms, gourmet foods and condiments, baked goods, salsas, honey, handcrafted salad oils, candy, handmade soaps and personal items such as custom makeup, essential oils, art and craft specialties in fabric, metal, gemstones, jewelry, wood and more. Unique home decor items by local artisans. Suzi Bounce House will be there to entertain the little ones, and lots of different foods to munch on plus gourmet coffee and bagels while shopping.
Where: Bullhead City Community Park, 1251 AZ-95, Bullhead City; 3.4 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday, March 7 (9 a.m.-1 p.m.).
Cost: Free admission, free parking.
Info: Call 928-219-2333, or visit the website,

Saturday, March 7
What: The public is invited to help with replanting the area burned at Mesquite Bay North, of the havasu National Wildlife Refuse, October 2019. Refuge staff and volunteers will be planting native riparian trees to create habitat for wildlife following the October wildfire. Those consists of about 300 Coyote and Goodding’s Willow trees. Bring hats, sunscreen, sturdy shoes that might get muddy, work gloves, water and a lunch.
Where: Mesquite Bay North Parking Lot, London Bridge Road, Lake Havasu City, 68 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday, March 7 (9 a.m.-2 p.m. AZ time).
Info: For directions or more info, call Joey Saccomanno, 928-667-4144, ext. 128, or email him,

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.

Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday
What: Bullhead City Elks Lodge #2408 hosts Bunco. The sessions are open to the public and lunch is included in the admission price. All proceeds benefit Elks’ Charities in Bullhead City.
Where: Elks Lodge #2408, 1745 Emerald Drive, Bullhead City, 7.3 miles from Laughlin.
When: Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday (doors open 11:30 a.m., lunch served noon, play follows, AZ time).
Cost: $8.
Info: Kathleen Clemens, 928-763-6799.

What: The River Valley Artist Guild sponsors displays by member artists.
• The display for February at Black Mountain Bistro and Bar (formerly Lisa’s Bistro), 1595 Mohave Drive, 8.7 miles from Laughlin, features the work of Maddy Barkley and Georgia Craig.
Most of Barkley’s work is landscape art of both New England and the southwest desert. “Occasionally, I paint wildlife and animals of all kinds. I am mostly self-taught,” she said. “Growing up in New England, I did a lot of sketching of flowers and scenes. When I moved to California I started making jewelry and grew it into a business. I sell my work through several different venues; on my website at, in an art gallery in Laughlin and in Ft. Mohave at Arizona Artist Gallery.”
“As an artist, I have learned the most from teaching children,” Craig said. “I fell in love with painting in my early 20s and have never wavered. I began my artistic adventure in oils grounded in realism. Eventually I evolved towards the mediums of acrylic and paper collage. I have exprimented with other mediums and techniques and have yet to settle on one and I may never.
I have shown regionally in Southern California, Nevada and locally in Arizona. My work is in private collections in Australia, France, Canada and in the U.S.”
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,

Through April 2020
What: The public is invited to participate in nature hikes to see and learn about the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge’s North Dike area habitat types and the plants and animals that use them.
Bring hats, sunscreen, sturdy shoes or boots, water and binoculars.
Where: Parking area at North Dike, Havasu NWR, Topock/Golden Shores, 30.2 miles from Laughlin. If coming from Laughlin, take the Bullhead Parkway to Hwy. 95 intersection, turn left onto the highway, traveling to Mohave Valley all the way to Courtwright Road, then turn right on County Road 1. Follow the road until the sign for North Dike Boat Launch appears on the right side of the road, turn off onto the dirt road and the small parking area is about a mile further.
When: Every second Tuesday of the month, weather permitting (8 a.m.-10 a.m. AZ time).
Info: For directions or more 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) — 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.

Gnat’s Landing: 1631 Cal Edison Dr., Laughlin; 702-298-2422 — Catbone (rock, country & kick-butt blues) — Friday, Feb. 28 (7 p.m.-11 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 ?).

Old Town Saloon: 2850 S. Casino Drive, Laughlin; 702-298-3866 — Pat O’Brien (variety) Wednesday, Feb. 19, 26 (5 p.m.-9 p.m.); — Profound Sound DJ (variety) Saturday, Feb. 22 (8 p.m.-midnight): — Simmer Down (classic hard rock) Saturday, Feb. 29 (9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.); Kitchen open Sunday-Thursday (11 a.m.-9 p.m.), Fri-Sat (11 a.m.-10 p.m.).

Silvia’s Lindo Sinaloa: 2064 S. Highway 95, Bullhead City; 928-757-7206, 58.1 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.


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

American Legion Post 60: 1510 Bruce Woodbury Drive, Laughlin, 702-299-1510—Monthly karaoke with Kamelion Entertainment with KJ Ingrid — call for dates and times. 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.).

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 hosted by Howard Martin music, 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. 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 #10386: 3036 E. John L Ave., Kingman; 40-5 miles from Laughlin, 928-757-9191 —Karaoke second Saturday of the month — from Kamelion Entertainment with KJ Ingrid — (5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.); open to VFW members and their signed guests.

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 information, call Chris at 928-727-9397.