Around the Area

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


Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 12-15
What: “Lettuce turnip the Beet” is this year’s theme for the Mohave County Fair. In addition to the many exhibits of baked goods, crafts, art and more, there are livestock exhibits, a carnival, live entertainment, food and beverage vendors.
Where: Mohave County Fairgrounds, 2600 Fairgrounds Blvd., Kingman, 36.7 miles from Laughlin,
When: Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 12-15; Thursday (10 a.m.-10 p.m.); Friday-Saturday (10 am.-11 p.m.); Sunday (10 a.m.-6 p.m.).
Cost: Adults $10; seniors/veterans/first responders $7; children 5-12 $5; under 5 free. Bracelets $25 and available in the Kingman office.
Info: 928-753-2636, or see their website

Saturday, Sept. 14
What: Mohave Area Partnership Promoting Educated Decisions hosts Recovery in the Park celebrates National Recovery Month with a family fun event. The goal is to salute people who are in recovery from physical, mental health and/or alcohol and drug use disorders, as well as those who have helped them obtain treatment.
Where: Bullhead City Community Park, 1251 AZ-95, Bullhead City; 3.4 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday, Sept. 14 (11 a.m.-1 p.m.).
Cost: Free.
Info: Call Karole, 928-219-2582.

Saturday, Sept. 14
What: The Bullhead City Branch Library presents “Tom Mix: King of the Cowboys,” a program about the cowboy movie star who was internationally famous. Many legends and tall tales have been told about his life, however, this presentation highlights some of the true stories about Mix and his connection to Arizona. What brought Mix to travel that lonesome highway where he met his death south of Florence? Find out about his childhood, the early years of show business, his multiple marriages and divorces and his presence in Arizona.
Where: Bullhead Branch Library, 1170 E. Hancock Road, Bullhead City, 7.4 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday, Sept. 14 (2 p.m.).
Cost: Free to attend.
Info: Call Cathy, 928-758-0714.

Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 14-15
What: Come to the annual “Arts & Crafts Fair Under the Pines,” featuring handmade arts and crafts from some of the best artists around. Food and beer also will be available.
Where: Hualapai Mountain Resort, 4525 Hualapai Mountain Road, Kingman, 47.8 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 14-15 (8 a.m.-5 p.m.).
Cost: Free to attend, foods and beverages sold separately.
Info: Call Ron, 928-757-3545, or visit their website

Sunday, Sept. 15
What: We Care Cancer Support Inc., hosts a bowling tournament — three games of 9 Pin, no-tap, with handicap 90 percent of 210, 50/50 and raffle. All money raised stays in the community to help those going through cancer treatments with gasoline costs, limited medical and prescription co-pays, along with items that may be needed to continue with a quality of life.

Where: Riverside Lanes, Laughlin
When: Sunday, Sept. 15 (check-in 11 a.m., starts noon.).
Cost: $20 per person.
Info: Riverside Lanes, 702-298-2535, 928-763-7070, 800-227-3849, ext. 5250, or Karen with We Care Cancer Support, 928-201-2327.

Reserve tickets by Sept. 15
(Event on Saturday, Oct. 5)
What: The Needles Chamber of Commerce hosts their annual awards dinner with this year’s theme “Dancing with the Stars.” It will feature a competition with local celebrities paired with dancers from Dance Trax 51. Menu selection choices are prime rib, herb-crusted salmon, or roast chicken. Reservations should be made no later than Sunday, Sept. 15. Also a no-host bar will be available.
Where: The Red Barn at the Palms River Resort, 4160 Needles Highway, Needles, California, 25.6 miles from Laughlin,
When: Saturday, Oct. 5 (6 p.m.).
Cost: Reserve a spot by Friday, Sept. 6 for $80 per person; or between Saturday, Sept. 7-Sunday, Sept. 15 for $100 per person.
Info: Call the Needles Chamber, 760-326-2050 Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays for reservations, or email

Saturday, Sept. 21
What: Tri-state girls ages 5-12 are invited to dress in their finest for the 10th annual Lynne’s Little Ladies Tea Party. The event honors long-time Needles resident Lynne Haver by holding this annual traditional society tea. Registration is limited to 40 girls.
Where: Women’s Historic Clubhouse, 305 W. Broadway, Needles, California, 30.2 miles from Laughlin,
When: Saturday, Sept. 21 (1 p.m.-3 p.m.).
Cost: $25 per person. All fees must be paid before Sept. 18, and can be paid at the Needles Recreation Center, 1705 J St.
Info: Call Jennifer Valenzuela, 760-326-2814.

Saturday, Sept. 21
What: Chillin’ on Beale Street is a regular occurrence in Downtown Kingman, near 5th Street. Cars are the stars in this event that includes classics, customs, creatives, motorcycles, EVs, and more. This month’s theme is a “Duley’s Vans and Trucks,” so wear your ’60s and ’70s costumes, and head to Beale Street for music, good food, and the downhome Kingman atmosphere. Proceeds will go to the Cruiser’s Halloween Bash for all Kingman kids. The event is every third Saturday of the month through September.
Where: Downtown between 4th and 5th Streets, Kingman, Arizona, 33.4 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday, Sept. 21 (3 p.m.-7 p.m.).
Cost: Free to attend.
Info: Call Gene Kirkham, 714-488-1843 or Ken Conaway, 928-897-3219.

Saturday, Sept. 21
What: Westside Lilo’s Cafe in Seligman is hosting its 8th authentic Oktoberfest celebration with an oompah band coming from Germany, die Echten Waldbaum. Lots of delicious German food including apple strudel, music and fun.
Where: Westside Lilo’s, 22855 W. Old Highway 66, Seligman, Arizona, 105.9 miles from Laughlin
When: Saturday, Sept. 21 (4 p.m.).
Cost: Free to attend, food and beverages sold separately.
Info: 928-422-5456.

Saturday, Sept. 28
What: Come find bargains galore at Chloride’s biannual all-town yard sale. Pick up a map of the many yard sales throughout the town at the community bake sale or the Mineshaft Market or the Town Hall and load up on great values.
Where: Chloride, Arizona, (via AZ-68 E. and US-93 N.) 47.2 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday, Sept. 28 (starts 8 a.m., bake sale starts at 9 a.m.).
Cost: Free to attend.
Info: Call 928-565-9777 or 530-604-8763; email; or check out the website,

Every Thursday 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: Cocktails; 3935 Highway 95, Bullhead City, 12.4 miles from Laughlin.
When: Every Thursday (6 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. Dinner and snack bar 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.

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 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,

What: The River Valley Artist Guild sponsors displays by member artists.
• The display for September at Black Mountain Bistro and Bar (formerly Lisa’s Bistro), 1595 Mohave Drive, 8.7 miles from Laughlin, features the work of Mary Bolch.
Bolch is a watercolor, conti and pencil drawing artist who studied art in junior high, high school and college. She earned a scholarship to U.C. Berkeley in California, but was unable to go. She went to work instead, however her study of art and piano helped develop the discipline she needed to pursue a career as a communication engineer.
She also continued studying art and painting, with a particular love of watercolors. “I enjoy the uncertainty of the flow of color and water on the paper,” she says. “I have a fascination with color, so my art is very strong with color. I develop the design for my painting and then study the color wheel to determine what colors I will use to create the painting.
“Discovering watercolor was a turning point for me in the art world, as it helped me to focus on my creativity, and to relieve the everyday pressures of work and family,” she explains. “I became absorbed in the painting process, more than any other medium. I am able to create something that is my own. I am exploring more with my artwork, by experimenting with abstract work in watercolor and pen and pencil.”
She is a past member of the River Valley Artist guild and has helped with any arts events and the Annual Black Mountain Fine Art Show.
Info: For more information on the River Valley Artist Guild, call 928-303-1292 or email; or visit


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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.). 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, Sept. 13 (6 p.m.-10 p.m.); open to members of any Eagles Lodge and guests.

Joshua Springs Assisted Living: 2995 Desert Sky Blvd, Bullhead City, 928-255-1519, 9 miles from Laughlin — Class Act with Grace Black (variety) — Friday, Sept. 20 (3 p.m.-4 p.m.).

Meggatoppers: 832 Gemstone Ave., 928-763-7373, Bullhead City, 7.9 miles from Laughlin; — ClassAct Band (wide variety, pop, rock)
— Wednesday, Sept. 11 (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., after the first Old West gunfight on Main St. until ?).

Old Town Saloon: 2850 S. Casino Drive, Laughlin; 702-298-3866 — DJ Loke, Saturday, Sept. 14 (8 p.m.-midnight); Catbone Band, Saturday, Sept. 21 (8 p.m.-midnight); Kingmaniax Band, Saturday, Sept. 28 (9 p.m.-1 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 (at Talc Road), Bullhead City; 928-704-0029, 13 miles from Laughlin — ClassAct Band (wide variety, pop, rock) Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sept. 12-14 (6 p.m.-9 p.m.); Sunday, Sept. 15 (11 a.m.-3 p.m.); 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: At the Rivers Edge Golf Course, 144 Marina Drive, Needles, 22.4 miles from Laughlin; call 760-326-3343 — Karaoke — Fridays ( starts 6 p.m.).

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 (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.

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.). No karaoke Sept. 21.

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.