Around the Area

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

CALLAWAY GOLF DEMO DAY
Saturday, Jan. 25
What: Mojave Resort Golf Club invites the public to come try out new 2020 Callaway clubs for a demo day at the course.
Where: Mojave Resort Golf Club, 9905 Aha Macav Parkway, Laughlin.
When: Saturday, Jan. 25 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.).
Cost: Free to attend.
Info: Call 702-535-4653.

GREAT OATMAN BED RACE
Saturday, Jan. 25
What: The 30th annual “Great Oatman Bed Race” on historic Route 66 continues the tradition of four pushers and one rider racing an “official bed” down the town’s main drag while also managing to make the bed, all as fast as possible. The rider must remain in the bed throughout the entire race.
Sponsored by the Oatman Chamber of Commerce, other activities such as a 50/50 and raffles are planned. All bed race contestants must be at least 18 years of age. Also staged gunfights.
Where: Oatman, Arizona, 34.7 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday, Jan. 25 (1:30 p.m. AZ time).
Cost: $50 for teams of five.
Info: Chamber, 928-768-6222, or Fred Eck, 928-514-8595.

COMMUNITY ART SHOW/SALE
Saturday, Jan. 25
What: Allied Arts Council, Romano’s Custom Tattoo & Art Gallery and Creative Comrades and artistic support from the Havasu Art Guild hosts a three generational art show and sale. The show features artwork from artists who have passed away, are current working artists and students from Lake Havasu High School and Thunderbolt Middle School. Refreshments will be available for purchase from Mustard’s Last Stand and desserts from Smallcakes.
Where: Aquatic Center, rooms 155-156,100 Park Ave., Lake Havasu City, 71.6 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday, Jan. 25 (2 p.m.-7 p.m. AZ time).
Cost: Free to attend, art pieces sold separately.
Info: Call 928-846-0194.

CAKE & SWEET CONFECTIONS AUCTION
Friday, Jan. 31
What: Scout Unit 104 hosts a Cake and Sweet Confections Auction to raise funds for their many programs. A variety of Valentine’s Day themed desserts will be available for bid. Proceeds allow activities like summer camp, unit outings, awards for achievements, and help scouts cannot afford recharter fees but love being involved in scouts.
Where: Mohave Valley Methodist Church, 1593 Lipan Blvd, Fort Mohave, 16.9 miles from Laughlin.
When: Friday, Jan. 31 (6 p.m. AZ time).
Cost: Prices based on bids.
Info: Mandy, mandym2547@gmail.com or scoutunit104@Gmail.com.

GLOW IN THE DARK PUTTS & PINTS
Friday, Jan. 31
What: Laughlin Ranch Golf Club is hosting a fun night with six glow in the dark holes, glow golf balls, and prizes for top finishers. There will also be $3 domestic draft beer and music.
Where: 1360 William Hardy Drive, Bullhead City, 5.3 miles from Laughlin.
When: Friday, Jan. 31 (6:30 p.m. AZ time).
Cost: $12 for adults, $6 or kids 12 and under.
Info: Call (866) 684-4653.

BENEFIT CONCERT
Friday-Saturday, Jan. 31-Feb. 1
What: Desperado, the premier Eagles tribute band, performs a benefit concert with proceeds to benefit the Cancer Association of Havasu. The Hero of the Year also will be announced. In addition to the concert, concert-goers can arrive early and shop the Outdoor Marketplace. No host bar, and The concert is a joint effort between the Cancer Association of Havasu and the Havasu Community Health Foundation. Must be at least 21 to attend.
Where: London Bridge Resort, 1477 Queens Bay, Lake Havasu City, 71.2 miles from Laughlin.
When: Friday-Saturday, Jan. 31-Feb. 1 (7 p.m., doors open 5:30 p.m. AZ time).
Cost: $50 per seat, open seating, or purchase table of 8 for $400 and receive reserved/assigned seating.
Info: To purchase tickets online visit HavasuCommunityHealth.org, or call 928-855-5000.

BULLHEAD CITY FARMERS MARKET
Saturday, Feb. 1
What: The Bullhead City Farmers Market presents the first market of the season, featuring special guest, Walter, the orphaned burro from Oatman. Also shop for fresh produce and fruit from three farms, gourmet foods and condiments, baked goods, salsas, mustards, honey, handcrafted salad oils, candy, handmade soaps and personal items such as custom makeup, essential oils, 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, Feb. 1 (9 a.m.-1 p.m.).
Cost: Free admission, free parking.
Info: Call 928-219-2333, or visit the website, BullheadCityFarmersMarket.com.

LIBRARY PROGRAM
Friday, Feb. 7
What: Friends of the Mohave County Library, Bullhead City Branch and Arizona Humanities, present about the “Great Papago Escape, the largest Axis prisoner-of-war escape to occur from an American facility during World War II. On the night of Dec. 23, 1944, 25 Germans tunneled out of Camp Papago Park near Phoenix and fled into the surrounding desert. All of the escapees were eventually recaptured without bloodshed over the next few weeks. Although most were detained within Maricopa County, a few nearly made it to the border of Mexico, which is about 130 miles south of the camp.
Where: Bullhead City Branch Library, 1170 Hancock Road, Bullhead City, 7.4 miles from Laughlin.
When: Friday, Feb. 7 (10 a.m. AZ time).
Cost: Free, no reservations needed.
Info: Cathy DeGraffenreid, 928-758-0714.

ROUTE 66 PRESENTATION
Friday, Feb. 7
What: Author, photographer and lecturer Jim Hinkley will present a talk on Route 66.
Where: El Garces Intermodal Transportation Facility (Needles’ historic Harvey House, along Front Street between G & F streets, Needles, CA, 29.9 miles from Laughlin.
When: Friday, Feb. 7 (5 p.m.-7 p.m. CA time).
Cost: $5 per person (the first 25 people to arrive at 4 p.m. will be offered a free tour of the El Garces.

MYSTERY PUB TRIVIA NIGHTS
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 JJMysteryEvents.com.

BINGO NIGHTS
Fridays
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.

ARTISTS GUILD ART DISPLAYS
Ongoing
What: The River Valley Artist Guild sponsors displays by member artists.
• The display for January at Black Mountain Bistro and Bar (formerly Lisa’s Bistro), 1595 Mohave Drive, 8.7 miles from Laughlin, features the work of John Steinauer.
“I was born in San Diego, California, and began drawing and sketching in my pre-teen years. By the time I was married at the age of 21, my only interests were art, music and sports,” he says. “I worked for Ryan Aero Co. for 24 years and General Dynamics for 12, all the while taking various art courses at the local art schools. I began working in oils but because watercolors fascinated me so, I switched mediums. I currently work in watercolors and pencil.
“My wife, Jhan, who is very supportive of my love for art, and I moved to Ely, Nevada in 2001 and then to Mohave Valley in 2018.
“While living in Nevada, one of my pieces was purchased by the wife of the governor of Nevada and it hangs in the Governor’s Mansion. I also was commissioned to paint a portrait of Pat Nixon, which hangs in the Nixon Library.”
Info: For more information on the River Valley Artist Guild, call 928-303-1292 or email rvag@RiverValleyArtistGuild.com; or visit RiverValleyArtistGuild.com.

BILL WILLIAMS RIVER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE TOURS
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, joseph_saccomanno@FWS.gov.

 

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) — 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.

Eagles Lodge of Kingman: 4536 N. Patsy Drive, Kingman, Arizona; 928-757-8635, 40.9 miles from Laughlin ­— dinner and live music — Arizona Thunder (country, classic rock, pop, standards) — Friday, Jan. 31 (6 p.m.-10 p.m.); open to members of any Eagles Lodge and guests.

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 — Dry Heat (variety) Saturday, Jan. 25 (7 p.m.-11 p.m.); Pat O’Brien (variety) Wednesday, Jan. 29 (5-9 p.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.

 

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: 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 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. 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 info, call Chris at 928-727-9397.