Around the Area

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



Saturday, July 21
What: We Care Cancer Support, Inc., hosts “Christmas in July,” a chance to jump start holiday shopping for those who like to be ahead of the game. The event features local crafters and artisans so items will be one-of-a-king pieces and unique gifts in air-conditioned comfort. A snack bar will also be available.
Where: Board of Realtors Hall, 841 Hancock Road, Bullhead City; 8.2 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday, July 21(9 a.m.-2 p.m.).
Cost: Free to attend.
Info: Vendor info, call 928-299-5022 or 575-446-9893.

Saturday, July 28, Aug. 25
What: Spend the day making your own Gold Miner Spirits to place in your 5L barrel. Your barrel is placed in the barrel room to age. Distiller John Patt is teaching the workshop, offering those interested in learning how the rum-making process works. Special pricing for group of two. Lunch is included.
Where: Desert Diamond Distillery, 4875 Olympic Drive, Kingman, 43.2 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday, July 28, Aug. 25 (call for times).
Cost: $625 for two.
Info: Call, 928-757-7611 or 702-435-9463.

Saturday, July 28
What: Do you like hiking, camping, summer camp, museums, fishing, archery, games, climbing, white water rafting, and other adventures? Why not consider joining a group that focuses on all of it? Venture Crew 468 is hosting an event where area youth (from Needles to Kingman, ages 14-21 (or 13 and completed the 8th grade), can check out what they are all about at their joining event. The Saturday event includes Dunk-A-Scout, tent races, team shuffle, sling shot, knot station, first aid relay, and an information booth. Venturing is an inclusive program through the Boy Scouts of America for males and females.
Where: Bullhead Community Park, 1251 Highway 95, Bullhead City, 2.8 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday, July 28 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.).
Cost: Free to attend.
Info: Call Scott Hess, 928-234-1503 or Jennifer Hess 928-234-2063.

Saturday, July 28
What: Claus Cause is hosting a “Christmas in July” Car Show and Shine in conjunction with Walmart. The non-profit group will hold the show in the Kingman Walmart parking lot. All judging is by the people who attend who will select winners in six categories. Participants will receive dash plaques. Raffle of a 50″ flat screen TV, 50/50 drawing and free water. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there to check in on all the children. Proceeds benefit those in need during the holiday season, specifically children and the elderly in Kingman.
Where: Walmart, 3396 Stockton Hill Road, Kingman, 36.5 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday, July 28 (10 a.m.-until it’s too hot).
Cost: Vehicle registration is $10, free to attend and open to the public
Info: Call Mrs. Claus, 928-263-7167.

Saturday, July 28
What: Mohave County Republicans hosts its 74th Annual Picnic with meet and greet speakers, Governor Ducey, local, state and federal legislators and candidates, gun raffle tickets (winner need not be present to win); children’s activities, food and more.
Where: Hualapai Mountain Park, 6250 Hualapai Mountain Road, Kingman, 48.6 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday, July 28 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.).
Cost: $20 per person, children 12 and under free.
Info: Tickets: Hildy 928-758-0713; Royanne 928-514-7727; Sam 928-231-3480; HQ 928-855-8006

Sunday, July 29
What: Bullhead City’s Recreation Division is hosting the second annual end of summer “Splash Bash” and the community is invited. The event offers free activities such as open swim at the municipal pool, Kiwanis Splash Pad, four large water slides, sprinkler row and the water balloon finale. Also serving free hot dogs, chips and popcorn to the first 1,000 attendees. Also cool off with free snow cones and fresh fruit while supplies last. There will be free water stations throughout the park to keep everyone hydrated.
Where: Ken Fovargue Park, 2255 Trane Road, Bullhead City, 7.5 miles from Laughlin.
When: Sunday, July 29 (1 p.m.-5 p.m.).
Cost: Free and open to the public.
Info: Call Jackie, 928-763-9400, ext. 246, for sponsorship, donor or volunteer information. All other info, Claire, 928-763-0122.

Friday, Aug. 3
What: A Western Theme Painting fundraising event is planned to help raise money for Miss Rodeo Arizona, a non-profit charity. Rodeo queens from across Arizona will be on hand with autograph cards and a memorabilia display. Area artist Georgia Craig will lead the event which includes a canvas, paint, brushes, appetizers and a beverage of your choice. All ages are welcome.
Where: Chaparral Country Club, 1260 Mohave Drive, Bullhead City, 4.8 miles from Laughlin.
When: Friday, Aug. 3 (5:30 p.m.).
Cost: $30 per person; Main Event Sponsor Packages are available for $500, which includes your information on all press releases, a banner displayed at the event and a reserved VIP table for four attendees.
Info/TICKETS: Call Kim Miles, 928-542-3870, or email her:, or call Lorrie Duggins, 928-715-0222.

Sunday, Aug. 5
What: The Hualapai Mountain Park hosts a series of summer craft fairs in June, July and August. Vendor spaces are $25 per table per month.
Where: Hualapai Mountain Park, 6250 Hualapai Mountain Road, Kingman, 48.6 miles from Laughlin.
When: Sunday, Aug. 5 (9 a.m.-3 p.m.).
Cost: Free to attend.
Info: Call 928-681-5700.

Sunday, Aug. 5
What: The S.A.I.N.T (Saving Animals In Need Together) hosts its annual “Bowling For Pets” fundraiser. Proceeds benefit their Low Cost Spay and Neuter Program and the Saving Lives Adoption Program. This is a no tap, 9 pin event with 34 lanes, 4 people to a lane. S.A.I.N.T. has challenged Bullhead City Animal Care and Welfare to a special bowl-off for bragging rights so the public is invited to support both sides during the competition. Also raffle and 50/50 tickets for sale.
Where: Riverside Lanes Bowling Center, Riverside Resort, Laughlin.
When: Sunday, Aug. 5 (check-in at noon; bowling begins 1 p.m.).
Cost: $20 per person.
Info: To pre-register, call the Riverside Bowling Center office, 888-590-2695. Register early to keep your group on the same lane.


What: The River Valley Artist Guild sponsors displays by member artists.
• The display for July at Lisa’s Bistro, 8.7 miles from Laughlin, features the works of:
• Cathy Farrell — Born and raised in Hawaii, Cathy has had an interest in art for many years. She studied at Honolulu Academy of Arts in various mediums. She moved to California and worked in Orange County and San diego as a certified operating room technologist while being a wife, mom and now grandmother.
She moved to Bullhead City in 2005 and worked at Western Arizona Regional Medical Center as an operating room technologist. Working in this capacity gave her the idea to use medical supplies in her artwork.
“By recycling disposable unused medical supply materials into my medium, I’m able to create paintings with a new look and give it some dimension,” she said. “Some paintings will take hundreds of vial caps or yards of CO2 or IV tubing to incorporate, involving hours or even months to complete. I also enjoy working with different media in my artwork.
“Now recently retired, I am able to enjoy life and spend time with my husband Jeff, and our family, but also enjoy my arts and crafts.”
As a member of the River Valley Artists Guild for the past three years, Cathy also has been a guest speaker at the Bullhead City Branch of the Mohave County Library, chairman of the Black Mountain Fine Art Show at Mohave Community College and chairman of the “Celebration of Imagination Art Exhibit” at Joshua Springs Senior Living.
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

Cattle Crossing Saloon: 4105 Highway 68, Golden Valley, Ariz.; 928-565-3630, 26.6 miles from Laughlin — ClassAct Band with Grace Black (variety) Friday, July 20 (6 p.m.-9 p.m.); Mark & Marilyn of Galaxy (rock/variety) — Saturdays (3 p.m.-7 p.m.).

Cocktails (Lounge): 3935 Highway 95, Bullhead City, 12.4 miles from Laughlin; 928-758-4955 — RGB (classic rock and blues) Friday, Aug. 17 (8 p.m.); Entertainment All Stars (rock variety) and during set breaks they will host talent showcase/open mic spots (not just music) using a professional sound system with lighting, on a first come, first served basis — Wednesdays (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 — Michael Shane (plays piano) —Thursdays (5 p.m.-9 p.m.); Open mic night (musicians, comedians, ventriloquists), Sundays (5 p.m.-9 p.m.).

Crazy Ray’s Creative Creations: In Oatman, Ariz., at 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 going.

Eagles Lodge of Kingman: 4536 N. Patsy Drive, Kingman; 928-757-8635, 40.9 miles from Laughlin ­— dinner and live music — Arizona Thunder (country, classic rock, pop, standards) Friday, July 27 (6 p.m.-10 p.m.); open to members of any Eagles Lodge and guests.

Grecco Art Gallery: Laughlin Outlet Center, 1955 S. Casino Drive, Laughlin; 702-298-4497 — featuring vocalist Karen Lopez — Saturdays (11 a.m.-1 p.m.).

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).

Joshua Springs Assisted Living: 2995 Desert Sky Blvd, Bullhead City, 928-255-1519, 9 miles from Laughlin — Class Act with Grace Black (variety) — Friday, July 20 (8 p.m.-midnight).

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

Lisa’s Bistro: 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.); The Druthers (vintage, variety, originals) — Tuesdays (5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.); ROSS “Live,” (contemporary jazz, blues) — Wednesdays (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.); Keith Survillas (Rat Pack, standards, variety) — Fridays (5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.).

Loyal Order of the Moose, Lodge #1860 Bullhead City: 2620 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City, 7.1 miles from Laughlin; call 928-763-1860—Class Act with Grace Black, (wide variety; pop/rock/country/salsa)—Saturday, July 21 (5 p.m.-9 p.m.); open to members of any Moose Lodge and their guests.

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 ?).

Hooch’s 66 Topock Bar & Grille: 5035 Powell Lake Road, Topock; 35.5 miles from Laughlin; 928-768-5035 — Antiquated Systems (live original music & open mic) — Wednesdays (5:30 p.m.-8:30 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

American Legion Post #88: 15940 Pierce Ferry Road, Dolan Springs, 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, 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.

Elk’s Lodge #2408: 1745 Emerald Road, Bullhead City, 6.8 miles from Laughlin; 928-758-2408 — Karaoke alternating Fridays with Just Janice/Ingrid and Dick Patzold every other Friday (5 p.m.-9 p.m.); Karaoke with Jim — every Wednesday (5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.); open to members of any Elks Lodge and guests.

Fast Fanny’s Place: Main Street (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.).

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, 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; 760-326-9919, 29.9 miles from Laughlin — Karaoke with Tony — Tuesday & Thursday (8 p.m.).

Route 66 Bar: 1900 Needles Highway, Needles, 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; 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, Ariz.; 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.).