Around the Area

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


Wednesday, March 21
What: Mystery Pub Trivia Contest nights by J&J Mystery Events. Win cash prizes and tickets to special events, for ages 18 and older. No commitment required. Teams of up to 5 or individuals.
Where: CoVeu Drinkery & Eatery, 2247 Clearwater Drive, Bullhead City 928-299-5012, 8.2 miles from Laughlin.
When: Wednesday, March 21 (6 p.m.-8 p.m.).
Cost: $5 per person.
Info: For information, call 928-296-0748, or visit

Saturday & Sunday, March 24-25
What: The 6th Annual Home & Garden Expo, presented by the Mohave Valley Contractors Association, Inc. moves to the Riverview Mall this year. Activities include a car show on Saturday, a craft show, indoor/outdoor vendors, the River Valley Artists Guild art show, a Pet Adoption on Sunday hosted by Bullhead City Animal and Welfare Shelter, raffle prizes, kids planting clinic and refreshments.
The event is sponsored by Ace Hardware, S&S Concrete & Materials, Mohave Electric, Fairway Contractors Inc., Star Nursery, Redmond Construction, 1st Call Restoration, Derrick Windows & Doors, and Mountain View Homes.
Where: Riverview Mall, 2350 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City, 6.3 miles from Laughlin
When: Saturday, March 24 (9 a.m.-3 p.m.) Sunday, March 25 , (10 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Cost: free admission.

Palm Sunday, March 25, Good Friday, March 30
What: “Who Do You Say That I Am?” is the theme of Community Lutheran Church’s annual Holy Week Cantata, featuring the Cantata Choir under the direction of Dean Leuthauser. The choir will present a moving choral, narrative and orchestral portrayal of Christ’s final moments leading to his death on the cross.
Where: Community Lutheran Church, 2275 Ricca Road (between N. Oatman Road and Riverview Drive), Bullhead City, 9.3 miles from Laughlin.
When: Palm Sunday, March 25 (3 p.m.); Good Friday, March 30 (7 p.m.).
Cost: No admission fee, freewill offerings accepted.
Info: Church office, 928-763-2422, or email:, or Peggy, 928-727-4171.

Sunday, March 25
What: Award-winning singer/songwriter Summer Osborne brings her healing musical message of healing to Bullhead City as part of her current tour. She is promoting her latest album Spiritual Revolution, hailed as humanity’s call to action. Osborne has recorded 9 full albums and her song, “This is Your Call” earned her a nomination from the International Music and Entertainment Awards for Best Spiritual Song and it won a RightOutTV Music and Video award for Best Song with a Social Message. The concert is presented by Unity Spiritual Center of the Mohave Valley.
Where: Mohave Shrine Club, 2580 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City, 7 miles from Laughlin.
When: Sunday, March 25 (10-11 a.m.).
Cost: No admission fee, however donations are welcomed.
Info: Natalie Lehman, 928-763-6605.

Wednesday, March 28
What: Mystery Pub Trivia Contest nights by J&J Mystery Events. Win cash prizes and tickets to special events, for ages 18 and older. No commitment required. Teams of up to 5 or individuals.
Where: Jester’s Sports Lounge, 877 Hancock Road, Bullhead City, 8.1 miles from Laughlin.
When: Wednesday, March 28 (6 p.m.-8 p.m.).
Cost: $5 per person.
Info: For information, call 928-296-0748, or visit

Friday & Saturday, March 30-31
What: The Beale Street Theatre presents a dinner and the play, “Take Five” by Westley M. Peterson.
Dinner will be catered by The Garlic Clove, wine and drinks will be available at an extra charge.
Where: Grand Event Center, 515 East Beale St., Downtown Kingman, 32.8 miles from Laughlin
When: Friday, March 30 (6 p.m.); Saturday, March 31 (4 p.m. and 7 p.m.)
Cost: $30 per person, and are available at the Kingman Center for the Arts, 208 E. Beale Street during gallery hours.
Info: Call, 479-387-2615 or visit their website,

Saturday, March 31
What: The community is invited to participate in the first-ever Kiwanis Kids Expo that will feature vendors from the area who provide services to our community children. Vendors include youth sport organizations; private, public, charter schools; school clubs; orthodontists; pediatricians, community service organizations and after school activities covering Topock to Needles to Laughlin. Event activities include the city pool being open for free swim, in addition to the Kiwanis Splash Pad is free, along with a free water slide. DJ Loke will be providing music. Hot dogs, cotton candy and snow cones will be sold by Kiwanis members.
Where: Bullhead City Municipal Pool, 2355 Trane Road, 10 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday, March 31 (10 a.m.- 2 p.m.).
Cost: Free to attend; foods & beverages sold separately. Vendor fees are $25 for regular businesses; $10 for nonprofit organizations and schools.
Info: For more vendor info, call Larry Tunforss, event coordinator, 928-201-3313 or email

2017-2018 Season
Tuesday, April 3
What: Tuesday, April 3: Two On Tap— Melissa Giattino and Ron DeStefano take audiences to the days when Fred & Ginger and Mickey & Judy filled the screen with undeniable chemistry, effortless harmony and precision tap dancing. Strong vocals, exciting choreography and unique musical arrangements. The duo breathes new life into classic song and dance.
Where: All concerts/shows at the Performing Arts Center at Lake Havasu City High School, 2675 Palo Verde Blvd. S, Lake Havasu City, 71.8 miles from Laughlin.
When: Tuesday, April 3 (7 p.m.)
Cost: $25 for each individual show; students under 18 with school ID admitted free.
Info: Visit or call Bob Ketner at 928-706-0779 or Conny Erlenbaugh at 928-208-5143.

Friday-Saturday, April 6-7
What: The 42nd Colorado River Round-Up Rodeo returns to Needles, sponsored by Anderson Ford of Bullhead City. The event is sanctioned by the Grand Canyon Professional Rodeo Association. More information will be available as the event gets closer.
Where: Needles Rodeo Grounds, 1525 San Clemente Street, Needles, CA, 32.2 miles from Laughlin.
When: Friday-Saturday, April 6-7.
Cost: Ticket prices TBA.
Info: Call Judy Thornton, 760-333-5255 or Cory Payne, 760-267-5455.

Saturday, April 7
What: The Bullhead City Farmers Market is ushering in spring with a large variety of vendors and products. Shop for fresh fruits and vegetables, gourmet foods and coffees, baked goods, salsas, mustards, honey, handcrafted salad oils, handmade soaps, and personal items such as custom make-up, essential oils, arts and crafts in fabric, metal, jewelry, wood, and much more. Unique home decor created by local artisans. Area businesses will be on hand with information about the services they offer. The Hut will be on hand serving up sandwiches and more. Shiver River will offer up fresh hot coffee and shave ice treats. Suzi Bounce House will be on site for the kids and Murphy Broadcasting will be live from the park.
Where: Bullhead City Community Park, 1251 Highway 95, Bullhead City, 2.8 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday, April 7 (9 a.m.-1 p.m.).
Cost: Free admission and parking.
Info:, or call, 928-219-2333.

Saturday, April 7
What: The Mohave Community Orchestra in Kingman hosts their Spring Concert once again to perform a variety of music.
Where: Kingman High School, 4182 Bank Street, Kingman, 38.4 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday, April 7 (3 p.m.)
Cost: Free, but suggested donations, $5 adults/$10 family accepted.

Saturday, April 14
What: We Care Cancer Support, Inc. presents the 6th Annual Meat Bingo & Western Boot Stompin’ Hoe Down which includes dinner, beverages, one bingo hand, BBQ pork or chicken sandwiches, ranch beans, corn, coleslaw, chips, no host beer and wine. Meat Bingo is played with playing cards rather that with bingo balls and dauber. Game hand consists of three cards. If your three cards are drawn before anyone else you win meat. Each Meat Bingo winner will win from a nice selection of beef, pork, turkey, poultry, ham, seafood, etc. Game rules on every table. Additional game hands for additional cost. Also a bake raffle, 50/50, other raffles and more. Entertainment by the Class Act Band.
Where: Bullhead Area Chamber of Commerce Auditorium, 1251 Highway 95, Bullhead City, 2.8 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday, April 14 (6 p.m.-10 p.m.).
Cost: $15 per person, VIP table of 8 $110.
Info: Tickets can be purchase at We Care Cancer Support Inc., 1225 Hancock Road, Suite 202.

Saturday-Sunday April 14-15
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. Food and beverages available.
Where: Mohave County Fairgrounds, 2600 Fairgrounds Blvd., Kingman
When: Saturday, April 14 (9 a.m.-5 p.m.), Sunday, April 15 (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

Saturday, April 21
What: The Academy of Building Industries High School and Community Financial Wellness are co-hosting the Duck Race of the Colorado River “Adopt a Duck – Race for Education,” with a special “Passin’ the Duck” Tribute to We Care Cancer Support, Inc. We Care is donating the rubber duck race event to the younger generation. All proceeds will stay local, to serve the needs of students and fund vocational and entrepreneurial programs that build good work relationships between students and the business communities, and the AOBI School Bus Greenhouse Project. Additional activities include craft and retail vendors, food, a Kidz Zone, DJ entertainment with Grace Black and more. Duck Race prizes — $1,000 grand prize; $500 second prize; $250 third prize. Lucky Ducky Prizes for the first 10 winners in each of the Heat Races. Duck racers do not have to be present to win. Winners will be contacted by Monday, April 30.
Where: Bullhead Community Park, 1251 Highway 95, Bullhead City, 2.8 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday, April 21 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.).
Cost: $5 per lone duck; quack pack of 5 ducks $20; Ducky Dozen or 13 ducks $50; and Family Flock of 30 ducks $100. Duck can be purchased online at
Info: Call, Darlene Hiltner, 928-699-0548 or email

Saturday, May 19
What: The Mohave County Library presents “Armed with our Language, We went to war: The Navajo Code Talkers.” Author and Arizona Humanities Speaker, Laura Tohe will share stories from her book — Code Talker Stories.
Where: Mohave County Library, Bullhead City Branch, 1170 E. Hancock Road, 6.3 miles from Laughlin
When: Saturday, May 19 (2 p.m.)
Cost: Free to attend.
Info: 928-758-0714.

What: The River Valley Artist Guild sponsors displays by member artists.
• The display for March at Lisa’s Bistro, 8.7 miles from Laughlin, features the works of:
• Antonia Citrino — “As always, my art is dedicated to my late husband, Joe, a passionate and caring man, a motivator and my inspiration.” Although Citrino has worked in graphite, charcoal, watercolor and photography, pastels, the oldest of the media with it’s broad range of lively and vivid colors, has become her passion.
“My impetus comes from other people, what they feel and see in my work,” she states. “A collector once asked me if I put any hidden messages in my painting called Stones. I may have. Come by and we’ll discuss it.”
She also served as judge for the 15th annual Tri State H.S. Art Show, the Topock Elementary Art Show and she chaired the first annual Laughlin Ranch Art Show.
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

Blue Lagoon Lounge: Bayshore Inn 1955 Casino Dr, Laughlin (a couple miles south of Harrah’s near junction with Needles Highway); 702-299-9195— sock hop with The Man of Many Voices, Clint Ingbretson (classics), Thursday, March 22 (7 p.m.).

Cattle Crossing Saloon: 4105 Highway 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.).

Cocktails (Lounge): 3935 Highway 95, Bullhead City, 12.4 miles from Laughlin; 928-758-4955—Entertainment All Stars (rock variety) and during set breaks they will host a showcase/open mic spots on a first come, first serve basis— Wednesdays (7 p.m.-?); RGB (Ray Gunn Band) (variety) — Friday, March 30 (8 p.m.-midnight).

Colianno’s: 2200 Highway 95 (corner of Hancock and Highway 95), Bullhead City; 928-758-7104, 7 miles from Laughlin—The Man of Many Voices, Clint Ingbretson (classics)—Saturday, March 24 (6-8 p.m.); Keith Survillas (Rat Pack, standards, variety)— Thursdays (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.).

Crazy Ray’s Creative Creations: In Oatman, Arizona, 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.

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

La Casa Del Pollo: 2064 Highway 95 (at Talc Road), Bullhead City; 928-704-0029, 13 miles from Laughlin—Class Act Band — Friday-Saturday, March 30-31 & Friday-Saturday, May 4-5 (6 p.m.-9 p.m.); Jam Session with Johnny Hull (guitarist) Tuesdays (5-9 p.m. AZ time); Karaoke with Grace Mondays (5 p.m.-8 p.m.); Class Act Band—Thursdays (5-8 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— Class Act with Grace Black, (wide variety; pop/rock/country/salsa)—Saturday, March 24 (8 p.m.-11 p.m.); Blues Night Jam hosted by Buck Naykid, third Thursday of each month; Sunday Jam Session with RGB (Ray Gunn Band)—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)—1st and 3rd Tuesdays (5:30-8:30 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)—Friday, March 23 (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, 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— David Kane (Chris Stapleton After Party— Saturday, March 24 (9 p.m.-1 a.m.,); Pat O’Brien — Tuesday, March 27 (4-8 p.m.); Catbone Band — Saturday, March 31 (8 p.m.-midnight); David Kane (Luke Bryan After Party— Saturday, April 7 (9 p.m.-1 a.m.); Profound Sounds— Saturday, April 14 & April 21(8 p.m.-midnight); Catbone Band — Friday & Saturday, April 27-28 (8 p.m.-midnight).

Sundowner Saloon: 4400 Stockton Hill Road, Kingman, 37.3 miles from Laughlin; 928-529-5499—St. Patrick’s Day entertainment, The Swillers (interactive variety)—Friday, Nov. 24 (7 p.m.-19 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 Dr (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; 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—Thursday-Sunday; exclusive “mashup” videos on 150″ screen.

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

Elk’s Lodge #2408: 1745 Emerald Road, Bullhead City; 928-758-2408—Karaoke with Just Janice/Ingrid—every Friday (5-9 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—Friday-Saturday (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.

La Casa Del Pollo: 2064 Highway 95 (at Talc Road), Bullhead City; 928-704-0029, 6.6 miles from Laughlin— Karaoke with Grace—Mondays (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—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, 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; 760-326-9919, 29.9 miles from Laughlin—Karaoke with Tony—Tuesday & Thursday (8 p.m.).

Route 66 Bar: 1900 Needles Highway, Needles, California; 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 Rhapsody Entertainment—every Monday and Saturday (5 p.m.-9 p.m.); also Karaoke with variety of KJs—Wednesday & Friday (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, 39.4 miles from Laughlin—Karaoke with Sharon—Friday (6 p.m.); Karaoke with Frank & Friends—Sunday (2 p.m.-6 p.m.).