Around the Area

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


Wednesday, March 20
What: Oatman Outlaw Gunfighters are hosting their 7th annual Classic Car Cruise to Oatman. Car clubs and individual car enthusiasts from all over the area are invited to participate for a suggested donation of $20. Proceeds will benefit the Shriners Children’s Hospital. There were more than 100 cars last year and more than $5,000 was raised.
Where: North parking lot and overflow at south parking lot, Main Street, Oatman, Arizona, 31.3 miles from Laughlin.
When: Wednesday, March 20, Gunfight show and check presentation (high noon).
Cost: Free to spectators.
Info: Call Dennis Daley, 928-680-6776 to register a car; or call Outlaw Willie, 928-234-7335.

Thursday, March 21
What: Sunridge Village Assisted Living will be the site of a classic car show hosted by Louis and Cynthia Rojas of Happy Times Events. All makes and models of cars, trucks, motorcycles and more will be on display. The show also features “Stella” the fire truck brought to you by Dan and Sherri Williams.
Where: Sunridge Village, 839 Landon Drive, Bullhead City, 4.8 miles from Laughlin.
When: Thursday, March 21 (9 a.m.-1 p.m.)
Cost: Free to register a car and to attend.
Info: Cindy Eno, 928-754-0700.

Saturday, March 23
What: Murphy Broadcasting and S.A.I.N.T. presents the 3rd Annual Wiggle Waggle Walk-A-Thon. Participants can walk alone or create teams and raise money together. Everyone is welcome to include their friendly pets on leashes to walk with them. Walkers can raise more money by having sponsors pledge in their name. A grand prize will be given to the person or team that raises the most money. All Walk-A-Thon money raised will benefit the S.A.I.N.T. organization’s pet welfare programs. Other events include a pet adoption with adoption fees waived for Veterans, vendors, bounce house, hot dogs, cotton candy and more.
Where: Dog Park at Rotary Park, 2315 Balboa Drive, 9.5 miles from Laughlin
When: Saturday, March 23 (11 a.m.-2 p.m.).
Cost: Adults $10, children $5, pets free.
Info: Call Gina, 928-302-0675.

Saturday, March 23
What: The Women’s Club of Needles is having a Salad Bar Fundraiser, consisting of one trip through the salad bar, crackers, coffee or tea. There also will be various desserts offered for separate purchase.
Where: Women’s Clubhouse, 305 Broadway, Needles, California, 30.2 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday, March 23 (11 a.m.-2 p.m.).
Cost: $6 per person.
Info: Call Yvonne, 951-465-1455.

Saturday, March 23
What: The third annual charity event will include live music from 50 Shadez of Rock, a 50/50 raffle and food, with all donations going to For the Luv of Paws. They will also be accepting donations of pet food, toys and cleaning supplies.
Where: Cocktails Lounge, 3935 Highway 95, Bullhead City, 11 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday, March 23 (7 p.m.-11 p.m.).
Cost: Donation basis.
Info: Call Tami, 928-758-4955.

Sunday, March 24
What: Bullhead City Shop with a Cop has partnered with Desert River Kayak for a kayaking day trip to raise money for their children’s Christmas program. The trip lasts about 3 hours, beginning at Bullhead Community Park. Participants will be picked up where the trip ends, at the Don Sullivan non-motorized boat launch at Rotary Park. The cost of the trip includes kayak (single, tandem, or standup paddleboard), gear, transportation to the launch and a bagged lunch (PB&J sandwich, chips, nutrition bar and a bottle of water).
Where: Rotary Park, 2315 Balboa Drive at the Don Sullivan boat launch area, Bullhead City, 71.6 miles from Laughlin.
When: Sunday, March 24 (6:30 a.m.).
Cost: $45 per person.
Info: For reservations, call Lorrie Duggins, 928-715-0222, or email:

Tuesday, March 26
What: The final performance in the 2018-19 concert series features Corrie Sachs, a headliner in Vegas and Atlantic City, who performs Broadway, pop, jazz, rock and country. She was also the No. 1 Reba McEntire tribute artist in “Country Superstars” in Las Vegas. Tickets can be purchased online at
Where: Mohave High School Auditorium, 2251 Highway 95, Bullhead City, 6.7 miles from Laughlin.
When: Tuesday, March 26 (7 p.m.).
Cost: $25.
Info: Visit

Saturday, March 30
What: American Legion Post #87 joins in the American Legion Centennial celebration nationwide. The post’s celebration includes visits from Senator Sonny Borrelli, Representative Regina Cobb, Mayor Tom Brady and the Mohave High School R.O.T.C. Also hamburgers and hotdogs, activities for kids and 50/50 raffles.
Where: American Legion Post #87, 2249 Clearwater Dr., Bullhead City, 31.3 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday, March 30, (noon-?).
Cost: Public welcome, food is free.
Info: Call the post, 928-763-0305.

Saturday, March 30
What: The Colorado River Women’s Council hosts the Black & White Ball with dinner, dancing and music by Grace Black & ClassAct Band. The sit-down dinner offers a choice of roast prime rib of beef, chicken Cordon Bleu or vegetarian lasagna. Ticket price includes entry into the $1,500 Grand Prize cash drawing (sponsored by the Bullhead City Culver’s. Also a 50/50 raffle with proceeds to benefit the new Colorado River Historical Society & Museum.
Where: Starview Room within the Riverside Resort, Laughlin.
When: Saturday, March 30 (6-10 p.m.).
Cost: $50 per person.
Info: Call Pam Pokorny, 928-219-6012 or email:

Friday-Saturday, April 5-6
What: Colorado River Medical Center presents the 43rd Colorado River Round Up, coordinated by the Needles Rodeo Association. The event is the longest-running local rodeo in the Tri-state area. Little Town will provide live music Friday and Saturday nights for dancing immediately after each rodeo performance. The dance is included in the price of the rodeo ticket, with the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe as the sponsor.
The Rodeo Store will be open at 800 W. Broadway, Suite A, in Needles from April 1-4 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.), where Lil Wrangler contestants also can register for their events.
Area residents (cowboys and cowgirls living within a 50-mile radius) can compete in any of the rodeo events — bareback, ranch and saddle bronc riding, bull riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling, calf tying breakaway and team roping. The deadline to register is Friday, March 29. Call Mike Shott, 760-218-4891.
Needles Marina Resort sponsors the Lil Wrangler Rodeo, Saturday, April 6. Registration is (9-10:30 a.m.), Mutton Bustin’ riders must be 9 years of age and under and must weigh less than 55 lbs. — only the first 20 riders to register will compete. Calf riding for 11-year-old kids weighing 85 lbs. and under. Helmets and vests are provided. Entry fee is $10. For more info or to register, call Judy Thornton, 760-333-5255. Registration also is available at the Rodeo Store.
The 3rd Annual Colorado River Round Up Junior Barrel Race is Saturday, April 6 (2 p.m.). Two age groups — 11 years and under; 12-17; 20 riders in each group. Entry fee is $30 with a 30 percent admin fee. Winner receives a belt buckle. For more info or to register, call Mike Shott, 760-218-4891.
Vendor registration and info — Cary Payne, 760-267-5455.
Proceeds from the Needles Rodeo are donated back to the Tri-state community.
Where: Needles Rodeo Grounds, 1001 San Clemente, Needles, California, 31.4 miles from Laughlin.
When: Friday-Saturday, April 5-6; rodeo begins Fri (6 p.m.); Sat (5 p.m.).
Cost: Ages 18 and over $10; ages 6-17 $5; 5 and under free.
Info: Facebook @ Needles Rodeo/Colorado River Round Up, or, or call Judy Thornton, 760-333-5255.

Every Wednesday night
What: J&J Mystery Events presents Mystery Pub Trivia. Win cash prizes, for ages 18 and older. No commitment required. Teams of up to 5 or individuals.
Where: JP’s Pub & Grille, Riverview Mall, 2350 Miracle Mile, Unit 310; BHC, 7.6 miles from Laughlin.
When: Every Wednesday (6:30 p.m.).
Cost: $5 per person.
Info: For information, call 928-296-0748, or visit

What: The River Valley Artist Guild sponsors displays by member artists.
• The display for March at Black Mountain Bistro and Bar (formerly Lisa’s Bistro), 1595 Mohave Drive, 8.7 miles from Laughlin, features the works of:
• Cathy Farrell — studied various mediums at the Honolulu Academy of Arts. As a certified operating room technologist, she began recycling disposable unused medical supply materials into her medium. She was able to create a 3D look with that added dimension. “My paintings can take hundreds of vial caps or yars of CO2 or IV tubing and take many, many hours or even months to complete.
• Georgia Craig — “As an artist, I have learned the most from teaching children. 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 experimented 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 the United States.”
Info: For more information on the River Valley Artist Guild, call 928-303-1292 or email; or visit RiverValleyArtistGuild.


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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) — 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.).

Celebration Dinner Cruises at Aquarius Casino Resort Dock: Laughlin; 702-298-1047 or 800-228-9825 — Billy Kay performs (variety) during the two hour excursion — Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays (6 p.m.-8 p.m.). Dinner cruises are $45 per person.

Cocktails (Lounge): 3935 Highway 95, Bullhead City, 12.4 miles from Laughlin; 928-758-4955 — Luv of Paws charity event, 50 Shadez of Rock (rock from the ’70s to today) — Saturday, March 23 (7 p.m.-11 p.m.).

Colianno’s: 2200 Highway 95 (corner of Hancock and Highway 95), Bullhead City; 928-758-7104, 7 miles from Laughlin — Reminiscing with Keith (variety) — Fridays (6-9 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.

The Hideout: 2311 S. Casino Drive, Laughlin (across Casino Drive from the Pioneer); 702-299-0008 — Live music with revolving lineup of area artists playing a variety of genres (contact Brian Anthony for auditions, 702-420-9157) — Saturdays, (8 p.m.-midnight).

La Casa Del Pollo: 2064 Highway 95 (at Talc Road), Bullhead City; 928-704-0029, 13 miles from Laughlin — ClassAct Band (wide variety, pop, rock) — Thursdays (6 p.m.-9 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 ?).

Silver Dollar Saloon: 12907 Oatman-Topock Highway, Topock, Arizona; 35.3 miles from Laughlin; 928-768-9921 — Desert Music with Matthew King (live original music & open mic; food specials) — Wednesdays (5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.).

The Tack Shed Saloon & Eatery: 2829 Beverly Ave., Kingman, Arizona; 37 miles from Laughlin; 928-377-3726 — RGB (Ray Gunn Band) — Friday, March 29 (8 p.m.-midnight).

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

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.

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 (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 (combo 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.

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