Around the Area

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


Friday, August 18
What: The Arizona Game & Fish Dept. will presents a series of talks on Arizona wildlife. The upcoming program is “Backyard Habitat.”
Where: Mohave County Library-Kingman Branch, 3269 N. Burbank St.,Kingman
When: Fri, August 18 (6 p.m.)
Cost: Presentations are free, but come early as seating is limited.
Info: Call 928-692-7700, or 928-692-2665


Saturday, August 19
What: The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Colorado River is hosting a Kids Night Out Fidget Spinner Party.
Games, crafts, activities and more all centered around this popular toy. The party includes a pizza dinner.
Where: Boys & Girls Club, 2250 Highland Road, Bullhead City
When: Sat, August 19 (5 p.m.-10 p.m.)
Cost: $20 per child
Info: To reserve your spot, call 928-763-1411


Saturday, August 19
What: The Kiwanis Club of the Colorado River is hosting their 35th Annual Kiwanis Auction, featuring a reverse raffle with a grand prize of a 2002 Nissan Sentra. Tickets for the car raffle are $25 and are available online at between now and the day of the auction. The car, donated by Findlay Motors of Bullhead City, features a clean Car Fax and under 79,000 original miles with only one owner. Proceeds from the auction will help raise money to provide educational scholarships as well as Kiwanis’ various community projects including Project Playground, Builders Club, Shop with a Cop, Key Clubs, the Boys and Girls Club and more.
Where: Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort’s Starview Room, Laughlin
When: Sat, Aug. 19 (5:30 p.m.)
Cost: $30 admission
Info/To Donate items or services: Call Marilyn Leisure at 928-201-8395


Saturday, August 19
What: Kingman Farmer’s Market; locally grown produce; goat’s milk; handmade merchandise including jams, jellies, alpaca wool clothing, jewelry; much more.
Where: Thunder Rode, 102 E. Beale St, Downtown Kingman
When: Sat,Aug. 19, 26 (8 a.m.-noon)
Cost: No admission charge
Info: Call Kerry at 412-568-3536


Saturday, August 19
What: Chillin’ on Beale Street is Kingman’s Cruise-In, Block Party and Movie Night. Come and enjoy classic cars, music and a movie on Kingman’s main street hosted by members of Promote Kingman. The movie is inside Beale Celebrations, 201 N. 4th St. Proceeds from “Chillin’ on Beale Street” go to the Cruisers’ Halloween Bash” for Kingman children.
Where: Beale St (between 4th and 5th Streets), Kingman
When: Sat, Aug. 19 (5 p.m.-8 p.m.)
Cost: free to attend
Info: Call Gene Kirkham, 714-488-1843 or Ken Conway at 928-897-3219


Sunday, August 19-20
What/Where/When: A craft fair and swap meet takes place in the cool pines setting of Hualapai Mountain Park, Rec Area #1, 6250 Hualapai Mountain Road, Sat., Aug 19 & Sun, Aug. 20 6 (8 a.m.-5 p.m.); wide variety of vendors…handmade jewelry, crafts, soaps, photography, clothing, candles, pottery tie dye items, bird feeders, food and cold beer vendors, more
Cost: Free to browse; vendor fee is $25
Info: Call the ranger station at 928-681-5700


Saturday, August 26
What: Elks #2406 Ladies Auxiliary hosts a ladies “Soci-a-Tea” with live music, games and raffles, tea sandwiches and dessert, and a prize for the best hat. The tea lunch is open to the public.
Where: Bullhead City Elks Lodge, 1745 Emerald Road (on the corner of Hancock Road), Bullhead City
When: Sat, August 26 (noon-3 p.m.)
Cost: $8 per person
Info:Call Chris, 928-201-5574


Saturday, August 26
What: The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Colorado River is hosting a Teens Night Out Cosmic Party.
Games, DJ, food, fun, prizes and more.Where: Boys & Girls Club, 2250 Highland Road, Bullhead City
When: Sat, August 26 (5 p.m.-10 p.m.)
Cost: $20 per teen
Info: To reserve your spot, call 928-763-1411


Saturday, August 26
What: DIG IT Kingman Children’s Garden presents Watermelon Day.
Events include crafts, games, food, and fun.
Where: 2301 Lillie Ave (located behind the splash pad), Kingman
When: Sat, Aug. 26 (9 a.m.-11 a.m.)
Cost: Children must be accompanied by an adult for this free program
Info: check it out on Facebook@DigItKingmanChildrensGarden or


Saturday, September 9
What: Goldrush will perform a benefit concert and dance with all proceeds going to the Youth Center and food bank in Topock/Golden Shores, Arizona.
Food and beverages also available
Where: Golden Shores Community Center, 13136 Cove Parkway, Topock/Golden Shores
When: Saturday, Sept. 9 (6 p.m.-10 p.m.)
Cost:$5 per person cover charge
Info: Call Tom Pizzata, 928-219-2547


Sunday, September 17
What: We Care Cancer Support Inc. presents a bowling tournament to Tri-State area cancer patients in treatment with medical and prescription co-pays.The tournament is three games of no tap, 9 pin, 4 people to a lane, 8 to a pair. Also a 50/50 drawing and raffle.
Where: Riverside Bowling Center, Riverside Resort, Laughlin
When: Sun, Sept. 17 (check in at 11 a.m., bowling starts noon)
Cost: $20 per person
Info:To register your team, contact Riverside Bowling Center, 888-590-2695; for more about We Care Cancer Support, 928-299-5022.


Saturday, September 23
What: Desert Diamond Distillery hosts Cigar Night at the Distillery. The evening includes three paired cigars and cocktails, appetizers with pairings buffet (7:30 p.m.).
Where: Desert Diamond Distillery, 4875 Olympic Dr., Kingman
When: Sat, Sept. 23 (6 p.m.-8 p.m.)
Cost: $75 per person, $50 for those not smoking
Info: Call 702-335-7448


Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, September 29-30, October 1
What: Southwest Alpaca Tours hosts their 12th annual “Celebraton of Alpaca Farm Days” featuring interaction with 43 kid-friendly alpacas, local artisans with arts and craft for sale, demonstrations of fiber spinning, food and drink vendors and more. Kids can create and take home a free arts and crafts project from the Kids Cabin.
Mohave County Rock and Gem Club will have lots of cool rocks and gems to see and purchase.
Fun for the whole family.
Where: Southwest Alpaca Tours, 1108 McCarrel, 15 miles east of Kingman off I 40, exit #66.
When: Friday, Saturday, Sept. 29-30, (10 a.m.-4 p.m.), Sunday, Oct 1 (10 a.m.-3:30p.m.)
Cost: free to the public
Info: Call Ron or Anna Nyberg. 702 338 7806 or 928 225 1450 or


Now through Friday, September 8
What: The City of Bullhead City is holding a raffle for chances to name a street. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit animals in need at Bullhead City Animal Care and Welfare, and Saving Animals In Need Together (S.A.I.N.T.).
The winner drawn will name the newly paved roadway that connects the City Square Shopping Center (formerly K-mart Plaza) to the Riverview Mall.
Tickets will be sold at Animal Care and Welfare, 2270 Trande Road; Don Williams Jewelers, 1788 Hwy. 95; and online at the SAINT website,
The winning ticket will be drawn on Thursday, September 21, (6:30 p.m.) during SAINT’s “Yappy Hour” at Lisa’s Bistro, 1595 Mohave Drive, Bullhead City.
The winning name is subject to city street naming standards, as well as final approval by the Bullhead City Council. The submitter of the winning name will also be required to execute a written release befor the winning name becomes final.
When: Through Friday, September 8
Cost: Tickets are $5 each or 6 for $20
Info:Call 928-763-6000 or call S.A.I.N.T., 928-704-0800.


Every Friday
What: El Rio Golf Club hosts Family Fun Movie Night beginning in June. Movies change each week, however the first movie will be Disney’s Moana.
Where:1 Paseo El Ro, (off Hwy 95) Mohave Valley
When: every Friday beginning June 9(registraton 7:30 p.m., showtime 8:15 p.m.)
Cost: $5 for adults, free for children 12 and under
Info: Lacey, 928-768-3574


What/When/Cost: The River Valley Artist Guild sponsors displays by member artists.
•The display for August at Lisa’s Bistro, features the works of Cathy Farrell.
The Hawaiian native spent many years in San Diego as a wife and mother before moving to Bullhead City in 2005.
The whole time she experimented with various mediums after studying at the Honolulu Academy of Arts where she worked with oils, watercolor, acrylics and charcoal. She’s also enjoys crafts with silk and dried floral arrangements.
After retiring as an operating room technologist from Western Arizona Regional Medical Center, she began incorporating medicine bottle vial caps and yards of CO2 and IV tubing into her art to give them a 3-D effect. It’s her way of recycling materials usually thrown away.
Farrell paints landscapes, desert scenes, portraits of Native Americans, western art and more.
Info: For more information on the River Valley Artist Guild, call 928-303-1292 or email; or visit


Bullhead City
What: The Mohave County Library in Bullhead City offers a variety of programs during the upcoming months. Those include (free unless otherwise specified):
•Chair Yoga Tuesdays (9:30-11 a.m.), Tai Chi Wednesdays (9:35-10:25;
Where: Mohave County Library, 1170 E. Hancock Road, Bullhead City. The library is open Mon, Wed (9 a.m.-6 p.m. AZ), Tues, Thurs (9 a.m.-8 p.m. AZ), Fri, Sat (9 a.m.-5 p.m. AZ)

Info: Cathy De Graffenreid at 928-758-0714 or see


What: A new video on the history of Hoover Dam and Davis Dam is now playing at the Lil’ Red Schoolhuse. The video titled “Davis Dam, Creating a Community,” was produced by Mohave Electric Cooperative with the help of historical resources available from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.
The video focuses on the construction of Hoover Dam and subsequently Davis Dam. These two projects, along with many dams along the Colorado River, were built to regulate water flow and improve quality of life for the southwestern U.S.
Visitors may also view videos about the relocation of the schoolhouse from its location at Second and Lee Streets to its current locaation, as well as the history of Mohave Electric Cooperative. The schoolhouse is operated by the Colorado River Historical Society.
Where: Bullhead Community Park 1251 Hwy 95, Bullhead City.
Info/Hours: 928-754-6240, or 928-754-3399



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To have info listed on these pages, contact the Laughlin entertainer at or call 928-763-2505, ext 7232

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

•Colianno’s-2200 Hwy 95 (corner of Hancock and Hwy 95), Bullhead City; 928-758-7104—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, Arizona at south end of Main St (Historic Route 66) at entrance to self-guided mine tours; 951-436-6480—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

•Diana’s Cellar Door Wine Bar-414 E. Beale St., Kingman; 928-753-3885— The Druthers (vintage, variety, originals) — Thursday, August 10 (7 p.m.-10 p.m.; Friday, August 12 (8 p.m.-11 p.m.); & Saturday, August 26 (8 p.m.-11 p.m.) see for more info

•Elks Lodge #2408 of Bullhead City-1745 Emerald Dr., Bullhead City; 928-758-2408— ClassAct Band (wide variety; pop/rock/country/salsa)—performs for Hot August Nights Dinner Dance $15 per person——Sat, August 19 (5 p.m.-9 p.m.); Sock Hop 50s music. Dress up Dinner Dance $15 per person Saturday, September 9 (5 p.m.-9 p.m.); Luau Dinner Dance, Saturday, September 16 (5 p.m.-9 p.m.) $15 per person. Members and guests (an Elks member will sign in non-members)

•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.)

•Hackberry General Store-311255 E Hwy 66, Hackberry, AZ; 928-769-2605—Moonshadow – Bridget Langston on vocals/keyboard (soulful rock classics) —Saturday, August 19, Sunday, August 6 (11 a.m.-4 p.m.)

•Hualapai Mountain Resort-4525 Hualapai Mountain Rd., southeast of Kingman in Hualapai Mountains; 928-757-3545—The Druthers (vintage, variety, originals)—Friday, August 25 (7 p.m.-10 p.m.)

•La Casa Del Pollo-2064 Hwy 95 (at Talc Rd), Bullhead City; 928-704-0029— ClassAct Band—Monday nights (5 p.m.-8 p.m.); every Thursday (6-9 p.m.); Johnny Hull Live (guitarist one-man band show Tuesday nights (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—DoubleXXCross (variety, rock, blues, country) Friday, August 18 (8 p.m.-11 p.m.: 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.)

•Lisa’s Bistro-1595 Mohave Dr. #4, Bullhead City (on street across from north side of Walmart); 928-219-5911— The K Brick Jazz Show (jazz, reeds, vocals)—Mondays (5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.); The Druthers (vintage, variety, originals)—1st and 3rd Tuesdays (5:30-8:30 p.m.; Keith Survillas (Rat Pack, standards, variety)—2nd and 4th Tuesdays (5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.); Stan Ruffo (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.)

•Loyal Order of the Moose, Lodge #1860 Bullhead City-2620 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City; call 928-763-1860—Class Act with Grace Black, (wide variety; pop/rock/country/salsa)—Friday, August 18 (5 p.m.-9 p.m.); open to members of any Moose Lodge and their guests

•Oatman Hotel-181 Main St (Historic Route 66), Oatman, Arizona; 928-768-4408—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 Dr., Laughlin; 702-298-3866—Herb Jones—Sat, July 29 (8 p.m.-midnight);

•Salute-3061 Hwy 95, Bullhead City; 928-758-97327— Keith Survillas (conRat Pack, standards, variety)—Thursdays and Fridays (5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.)

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

•VFW #2555-6068 W. Supai Dr (at corner of Lowell Road just off Hwy 68), Golden Valley, Arizona; 928-565-3344—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 7232 or

•19th Hole Bar & Grill-at the Rivers Edge Golf Course, 144 Marina Dr, Needles; call 760-326-3343—Karaoke with Jeff—call for dates (6 p.m.-10 p.m. CA)

•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—Fri (5 p.m.-9 p.m.); 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.); open to members and guests

•Bikini Bay Nightclub-1955 S. Casino Drive (at the mall), Laughlin; 702-299-3311— Top 40 & club music—Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun; exclusive “mashup” videos on 150″ screen

•Chaparral Golf & Country Club -1260 Mohave Dr, Bullhead City; 928-758-3939—Karaoke with Janice—Sun (4 p.m.-8 p.m.);

•Cocktails (Lounge)-3935 Hwy 95, Bullhead City; 928-758-4955—Karaoke with Top Shelf Entertainment – Dustin & Judy—Wed (8 p.m.-midnight)

•Fast Fanny’s Place-Main St (Historic Route 66), Oatman; 928-768-7400—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—Fri-Sat (9 p.m.-1 a.m. NV)

•Jester’s Sports Lounge-877 Hancock Road, Bullhead City; 928-763-0850 —”Party-Oke” with DJ Loke (combo karaoke and DJ)—Fri (9 p.m.-2 a.m.)

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

•La Casa Del Pollo-2064 Hwy 95 (at Talc Rd), Bullhead City; 928-704-0029— Hi-mee Toody Show—Monday and Tuesday, August 7-8 (5p.m.-8 p.m.)

•Lazy Harry’s-2170 Rio Grande Road (next to Arizona Veterans Memorial on the river), Bullhead City; 928-758-6322—Karaoke/dancing hosted by DJ Firelilly (also Ladies Night specials)—Tuesdays (7 p.m.-11 p.m.)

•Moose Lodge Post #1860 Bullhead City-2620 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City; call 928-763-1860—Karaoke with a variety of KJs—Fri and Sat (6 p.m.-10 p.m.); Class Act Band, Friday, August 18 (5 p.m.-9 p.m.) open to members of any Moose Lodge and their guests

•O’Leary’s Pub-1063 Hwy 95, Bullhead City; 928-754-4226—”Party-Oke” with DJ Loke (combo karaoke and DJ)—Sun (7 p.m.-11 p.m.)

•The Pour House-845 Hancock Rd, Bullhead City; 928-299-5220—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—Karaoke with Tony—Tues & Thurs (8 p.m. CA)

•Roadhouse 95 Bar & Grill-5100 Hwy 95, Fort Mohave; 928-577-2510— Karaoke with Jeff—Wednesdays (7 p.m.-11 p.m.)
•Route 66 Bar-1900 Needles Highway, Needles, California; 760-326-2277—Karaoke Las Vegas—Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun (8:30 p.m.-? CA)

•The Time Out Tavern-2601 N. Stockton Hill Rd, Kingman; 928-753-2334—Karaoke with Don West—Wed and Thurs (9 p.m.-1 a.m.); Karaoke with LA Sound—Sun (9 p.m.-closing)

•VFW #10005-1611 Marble Canyon Dr (across from Scooters off Miracle Mile), Bullhead City; 928-758-7808— Karaoke with Rhapsody Entertainment—every Monday and Saturday (4 p.m.-8 p.m.); also Karaoke with variety of KJs—Wed, Fri (5 p.m.-9 p.m.); open to members of any veterans organizations and their signed guests

•VFW #2190-main street Chloride, Arizona; 928-565-9555—Karaoke with Sharon—Fri (6 p.m.); Karaoke with Frank & Friends—Sun (2 p.m.-6 p.m.)