Around the Area

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


Saturday, Nov. 25
What: The Bullhead City Farmers Market presents their second annual Holiday Extrvaganza where people find a lot more than produce. To celebrate the coming Christmas season, the market will fill up the upper and lower portions of the Bullhead Area Chamber of Commerce building with a large variety of vendors.
The market offers an array of fresh produce; baked goods; coffees, salsas, mustards, gourmet foods and condiments like handcrafted salad oils; olive and garlic specialties; jellies & jams; honey; crafts in leather, fabric, metal and wood; natural soaps/salves/lotions; essential oils, handmade jewelry; custom make-up; toys, dolls, home decor and much more; food by The Hut will offer food for those who get a little hungry.
Where: Bullhead Community Park, 1251 Hwy 95, Bullhead City, 2.8 miles from Laughlin
When: Saturday, Nov. 25 (9 a.m.-3 p.m. AZ)
Cost: free admission, free parking
Info: Call 928-219-2333 or email or go to

Monday, Nov. 27-Saturday, Dec. 2
What: Mohave Community College, Bullhead City Campus, hosts their 18th Annual Holiday Fine Craft, Art and Gift Sale. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward MCC art student scholarships.
Items for sale include fine art, jewelry, textiles, ceramics, soaps, home and holiday items and much more.
Where: MCC Bullhead City Campus, 3400 Hwy. 95, Bullhead City, 11 miles from Laughlin.
When: Monday, Nov. 27-Saturday, Dec. 2 (Mon 2-6 p.m.; Tues-Thurs 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m. AZ)
Cost: free admission
Info: Call 928-201-4372 or email:

Friday, Dec. 1
What: This is the 19th Annual Colorado River Women’s Council (CRWC) sponsored “Boom Box Parade.” This year’s theme is “Show us Your Superhero” in the spirit of giving and in years past the parade includes all manner of holiday theme floats, flatbeds, pontoon boats on trailers, marchers, bands and more, all lit up with holiday lights; all entrants tune their music playing devices to Murphy Broadcastings’ 104.9 KISS FM for the holiday parade music.
will be broadcast live by TV2 KLBC.
Awards will be handed out for:
•Mayor’s Choice;
•Women’s Council Choice;
•Best Use of Theme;
•Best Use of Lights;
•Best Overall;
•Best Use of Boom Box;
•Most Enthusiastic.
Where/When: Parade route starts (6 p.m. AZ) at River Gardens and Hancock Rd, Bullhead City; it goes east on Hancock to Trane; right on Trane to the ending at Alonas Way near the Bullhead City Administration Complex, near the Gary Keith Civic Center Park, about 6.6 miles from Laughlin.
Cost: All parade participants must be pre-registered; There are five categories of entries: corporate (more than 15 employees) with a $50 entry fee; business (15 or fewer employees), $25; non-business individuals, $20; pre-school, K-12 and nonprofits, $10; and car clubs, $10 per car. A $15 fee will be applied on all entries after Nov. 20. Entry deadline is Nov. 27. Parade registration forms available on the Women’s Council Facebook page:
Info: Email Cathy Stubblefield:

Friday-Saturday, Dec. 1-2
What: The Bullhead City Winter Festival gets underway right after the Annual Boom Box Parade. The community is invited to watch Santa and his helpers light the Christmas tree and kick off the weekend long event. After the tree lighting Santa and his elves will give out free cookies, cocoa and a small gift to all the children. Bring the family back on Saturday for free hot dogs and popcorn and enjoy a variety of events, free local entertainment and art and crafts vendors, free photos with Santa, and other kid-friendly activities.
Where: Riverview Mall, 2355 Trane Road, Bullhead City, 6.3 miles from Laughlin
When: Friday, Dec. 1 (5 p.m.-9 p.m.), Saturday, Dec. 2 (10 a.m.-5 p.m., AZ)
Cost: free admission,
Info: Call 928-763-9400

Friday-Saturday, Dec. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16
What: The River Cities Community Theater Players presents “Scrooge’s Christmas,” an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic, “A Christmas Carol.” The production is true to the original work and suitable for all ages.
Where: Colorado Place Event Center, Suite 214, 2580 Hwy 95, Bullhead City
When: Friday-Saturday, Dec. 1-2 (7 p.m.); Friday. Dec. 8 (7 p.m.), Saturday, Dec. 9 (2 p.m. mantinee); Friday, Dec. 15 (7 p.m.), Saturday, Dec. 16 (2 p.m. matinee, all AZ times)
Cost: $12 per person
Info: Call Susann at 928-444-3712 or online at

Saturday, Dec. 2
What: The Holiday Fun Fair, part of Needles’ annual Christmas celebration comes to Desert Communities Federal Credit Union. Inside the Women’s Club of Needles teams up with credit union elves to offer activities for children including pictures with Santa, a Kid’s Corner where there are gifts for parents for less than a dollar, and recipient registration for the annual Needles Spark of Love Toy Drive. Offerings for adults include bake and boutique sales.
Where: Desert Communities Federal Credit Union, 1001 Broadway and G Street, Needles, 25.9 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday, Dec. 2 (10 a.m.-4 p.m., CA time)
Cost: free admission
Info: Call 928-201-4372 or email:

Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 2-3
What: Caring Hearts For Horses presents their first annual “A Country Christmas Faire” with more than 100 exhibits. Seasonal baked goods, crafted and new gift items, live music, theater, food, dancing, full bar, kids games, face painting, pictures with Santa, charity auction and more. Also collecting for Toys For Tots.
Proceeds benefit area horses and their families in need.
Where: Castle Rock Event Center & Arena, Hwy. 93 & Cross Ranch Road, Golden Valley
When: Saturday (9 a.m.-10 p.m.); Sunday, (9 a.m.-7 p.m.)
Cost: free to attend; food, beverages, vendor items sold separately
Info: Call Mickey, 928-719-7589 for general information; for vendor info, call Ramona, 928-303-3378

Friday, Dec. 8
What: The Laughlin Library offers another installment of The Silent Era and History Series when Wyatt Earp talks about Wyatt Earp in his program: “A Life on the Frontier.” The play was written by Terry Earp, and directed by A. Nannette Taylor
A descendent of the original lawman, Earp who bears the same name has performed the program more than 800 times worldwide. This one-act play, set in the mid ’20s tells of Wyatt Earp’s adventures during the final days of the American frontier from Arizona to Alaska. Light refreshments will be provided by Sharon Haugen, hostess.
Where: Laughlin Library, 2840 S. Needles Hwy, Laughlin.
When: Friday, Dec. 8 (2 p.m. NV)
Cost: free and open to the public, but reservations required for this event.
Info: 702-507-4060

Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 9-10
What: Pioneer Country Events hosts a gun and knife, coins and collectibles show, featuring firearms of all kinds, knives of all types, ammunition, leather goods, clips, major coin dealers, military items, reloading supplies and components, antiques and collectibles, and much more.
This time there will also be an arts and crafts show with lots of Christmas items held in conjunction with the gun show, in a separate adjoining room.
Food and beverages available.
Where: Mohave County Fairgrounds, 2600 Fairgrounds Blvd., Kingman, 36.7 miles from Laughlin
When: Saturday, Dec. 9 (9 a.m.-5 p.m.), Sunday, Dec. 10 (9 a.m.-3 p.m.)
Cost: $6, 2-day pass $9, children under 13 are free with an adult paid admission.
Info: Call Lon at 928-692-0937 or visit

Friday, Dec. 15
What: Community Lutheran Church presents their annual Christmas Cantata, “Rise Up, A New Life A-Comin’.
Performed by the Cantata Choir, the program is a mix of spiritual and carol arrangements by noted composer Lloyd Larson will be part of the Christmas program, including individual instrumental selections and caroling by the congregation.
Where: Community Lutheran Church, 2275 Ricca Roat, between N. Oatman Road and Riverview Drive, Bullhead City, 9.3 miles from Laughlin
When: Friday, Dec. 15 (7 p.m., AZ)
Cost: free admission, offerings accepted
Info: Call 928-763-2422, or Peggy, 928-727-4171

Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018
What: Desert Diamond Distillery is hosting a VIP Barrel Dinner with two featured cockktails and h’orduevres, four-course diner each prepared with their award-winning rum. Live entertainment features Steamin’ Stan Ruffo performing Blues, jazz and oldies.
Where: Desert Diamond Distillery, 4875 N. Olympic Drive, Kingman, 42.2 miles from Laughlin
When: Saturday, Jan. 6 (6-9 p.m. AZ)
Cost: $50 per person, reservations required
Info: 702-335-7448

What/When/Cost: The River Valley Artist Guild sponsors displays by member artists.
•The display for November at Lisa’s Bistro, features the works of Bullhead City artist Elizabeth Bendahan.
One could say Bendahan has painting in her blood since both her mother and son are artists. But she didn’t pick up her brushes and art books until later in life.
“At 50, I felt a strong desire to explore art and I started taking courses at the reputed Art Student League in New York City,” she states. “At first, I only took a few courses then I became a full-time student.”
After only a few months, she built up her confidence to start sketching and experimenting with acrylics. While she enjoyed the experience, she discovered oils were her medium of choice. She began teaching herself through practice and perserverance, learning more from her mistakes than her successes. She continued her education by reading art books, focusing on how to use color.
When she and her husband moved to Bullhead City, she continued her studies at Mohave Community College Bullhead City Campus. She also joined the River Valley Artist Guild and in 2012, during their Black Mountain Fine Art show, she won second place in oil and pastel.
Info: For more information on the River Valley Artist Guild, call 928-303-1292 or email; or visit

Live Music

(no cover unless listed)
To have info listed on these pages, contact the Laughlin entertainer at or call 928-763-2505, ext 7230

•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 Overdrive (Ray Gunn, Kenny Mohs, Bruce Speakman)—Sundays (2 p.m.-6 p.m., AZ time)

•Salute-3061 Hwy 95, Bullhead City; 928-758-97327, 9.3 miles from Laughlin—Keith Survillas (Rat Pack, standards, variety)—Thursdays and Fridays (5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. AZ time)

•Cattle Crossing Saloon-4105 Hwy 68, Golden Valley, Arizona; 928-565-3630, 26.6 miles from Laughlin—Mark & Marilyn of Galaxy (rock/variety)—Saturdays (3 p.m.-7 p.m. AZ time)

•Colianno’s-2200 Hwy 95 (corner of Hancock and Hwy 95), Bullhead City; 928-758-7104, 7 miles from Laughlin—The “Man of Many Voices,” Clint Ingbretson, performs his one-man show Friday; Nov. 24 and Saturday, Nov. 25 (6 p.m.-8 p.m.); Michael Shane (plays piano)—Thursdays (5 p.m.-9 p.m.); Open mic night (musicians, comedians, ventriloquists) Sundays (5 p.m.-9 p.m. AZ time)

•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, 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., AZ time, 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

•Grecco Art Gallery-Laughlin Outlet Center, 1955 S. Casino Dr., Laughlin; 702-298-4497—Dick Patzold featuring Karen Lopez—Saturdays (11 a.m.-1 p.m. NV time)

•La Casa Del Pollo-2064 Hwy 95 (at Talc Rd), Bullhead City; 928-704-0029, 13 miles from Laughlin— Jam Session with Johnny Hull (guitarist) Tuesdays (5-9 p.m. AZ time); Karaoke with Grace Mondays(5 p.m.-8 p.m.); ClassAct Band—Thursdays (5-8 p.m. AZ time)

•Lisa’s Bistro-1595 Mohave Dr. #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. AZ time); The Druthers (vintage, variety, originals)—1st and 3rd Tuesdays (5:30-8:30 p.m. AZ time; Keith Survillas (Rat Pack, standards, variety)—2nd and 4th Tuesdays (5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. AZ time); Stan Ruffo (blues)—Wednesdays (5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. AZ time); An intimate evening with Billy Kay and friends (variety)—Thursdays (5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. AZ time)

•Oatman Hotel-181 Main St (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 Dr., Laughlin; 702-298-3866—Catbone Band—Saturday, Nov 25 (8 p.m.-midnight, NV time);—Pat O’Brien—Tuesday, Nov. 28 (4 p.m.-8 p.m.);—Profound Sounds—Saturday, Dec. 2, Dec. 9, 23 (8 p.m.-midnight); —Catbone Band—Saturday, Dec. 16 (8 p.m.-midnight, NV time);—David Kane Band— (8 p.m.-midnight, NV time).

•Sundowner Saloon-4400 Stockton Hill Road, Kingman, 37.3 miles from Laughlin; 928-529-5499—Dueling Pianos (interactive variety)—Friday, Nov. 24 (8 p.m.-11 p.m. AZ). There will be a $5 cover charge for this show. To reserve a table stop by and see one of the bartenders.

•VFW #2190-main street Chloride, Arizona; 928-565-9555, 39.4 miles from Laughlin—Double Diamond Band (country)—Saturdays (6 p.m. AZ time)

•VFW #2555-6068 W. Supai Dr (at corner of Lowell Road just off Hwy 68), Golden Valley, Arizona; 928-565-3344, 23.1 miles from Laughlin—The Druthers (vintage, variety, originals), Mondays, (5 p.m.-8 p.m.) AZ time; 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 #87-2245 Clearwater Dr., Suite B, Bullhead City (next to Iguana’s Mexican Restaurant); call 928-763-0305—Karaoke with Sandy and Ingrid—Fridays (5 p.m.-9 p.m. AZ time); 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 Dustin & Judy—Fridays (6 p.m.-10 p.m. AZ time); 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

•Chaparral Golf & Country Club -1260 Mohave Dr, Bullhead City; 928-758-3939, 9 miles from Laughlin—Karaoke with Janice—Sundays (4 p.m.-8 p.m. AZ time);

•Cocktails (Lounge)-3935 Hwy 95, Bullhead City; 928-758-4955, 12.4 miles from Laughlin—Karaoke with Top Shelf Entertainment – Dustin & Judy—Wednesdays (8 p.m.-midnight AZ time)
•Fast Fanny’s Place-Main St (Historic Route 66), Oatman; 928-768-7400, 31.2 miles from Laughlin—Karaoke with Bob Murray, unique afternoon karaoke—daily (10 a.m.-5 p.m. AZ)

•The Hideout-2311 S.Casino Drive, Laughlin (across Casino Drive from the Pioneer); 702-299-0008— Karaoke with Profound Sound—Friday-Saturday (9 p.m.-1 a.m. NV time)

•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. AZ)

•Kathryn Heidenriech Adult Center-1776 Airway Ave, Kingman, 36.8 miles from Laughllin; 928-757-2778 and ask for Maria—karaoke with Todd Maehren—Mondays (12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. AZ time), $1.25 admission and bring a potluck dish.

•La Casa Del Pollo-2064 Hwy 95 (at Talc Rd), Bullhead City; 928-704-0029, 6.6 miles from Laughlin— Karaoke with Grace—Mondays (5p.m.-8 p.m. AZ time)

•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—Karaoke/dancing hosted by DJ Firelilly (also Ladies Night specials)—Tuesdays (7 p.m.-11 p.m. AZ time)

•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 Hwy 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. AZ time)

•The Pour House-845 Hancock Rd, Bullhead City; 928-299-5220, 8.2 miles from Laughlin—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, 29.9 miles from Laughlin—Karaoke with Tony—Tuesday & Thursday (8 p.m. CA time)
•Route 66 Bar-1900 Needles Highway, Needles, California; 760-326-2277—Karaoke Las Vegas—Thurs-Sun (8:30 p.m.-? CA)

•The Time Out Tavern-2601 N. Stockton Hill Rd, Kingman; 928-753-2334, 36.4 miles from Laughlin—Karaoke with Don West—Wednesday- Thurs (9 p.m.-1 a.m.); Karaoke with LA Sound—Sunday (9 p.m.-closing AZ time)

•VFW #10005-1611 Marble Canyon Dr (across from Scooters off Miracle Mile), Bullhead City; 928-758-7808, 8.6 miles from Laughlin— Karaoke with Rhapsody Entertainment—Monday and Saturday (5 p.m.-9 p.m. AZ time); also Karaoke with variety of KJs—Wed, Fri (5 p.m.-9 p.m.); open to members of any veterans organizations and their 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. AZ time)