Around the Area

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

Wednesday, Nov. 14
What: Laughlin author Brenda Kimsey Warneka will offer a historical presentation and book signing of her recently launched book, Around Laughlin during a no-host luncheon. Learn about the history of Davis Dam, the Laughlin area and more.
Where: Black Mountain Bistro and Bar; 1595 Mohave Drive, 8.7 miles from Laughlin.
When: Wednesday, Nov. 14 (noon).
Cost: $5 donation admission at the door as a fundraiser for Mothers Against Eating Disorders, in memory of Sharon Hofstra Haugen’s daughter Heidi Haugen. The donation can be applied as a discounted book cost.
Info: 928-201-2299 or email

Thursday, Nov. 15
What: The Saving Animals In Need Together (SAINT) organization is hosting the “Yappy Hour” Fundraiser consisting of a social mixer with raffle drawings, a 50/50 drawing and many retail items available for sale. Proceeds benefit the various SAINT programs including the low cost spay and neuter program and the Saving Lives Adoption Program. Guest speaker for November’s event is Dr. Benjamin Venger, of the Tristate Pain Institute.
Where: Black Mountain Bistro and Bar, (formerly Lisa’s Bistro), 1595 Mohave Drive, Bullhead City, 8.7 miles from Laughlin.
When: Thursday, Nov. 15 (5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.)
Cost: Free to attend, ticket purchase required for drawings, donations accepted.
Info: 928-985-0663.

Friday, Nov. 16, Friday, Dec. 21
What: WOW Mobile Pantry offers up to 60 lbs. of fresh fruit, vegetables, pantry items and packaged goods free every third Friday of the month, rain or shine through the Caring Hearts Food Ministry. Bring your own wheeled carts or coolers for transporting food. Volunteers also are needed to keep the program going.
Where: 4195 S. Lynn Drive, Fort Mohave, Ariz., 13.4 miles from Laughlin.
When: Friday, Nov. 16, Friday, Dec. 21 (11 a.m.-2 p.m.).
Cost: Free, but donations are accepted.
Info: 928-758-7889.

Friday, Nov. 16
What: Mohave Community College’s Student Activity Council presents movie night. All are invited to see the family-friendly film, The Polar Express. The movie will be shown outside, so bring blankets and chairs. Free popcorn, soda and water.
Where: Bullhead City Campus, behind the Administration Building in the quad area, 3400 Hwy. 95, Bullhead City, 12.1 miles from Laughlin.
When: Friday, Nov. 16 (around 6 p.m.).
Cost: Free.
Info: 928-758-3926.

Saturday, Nov. 17
What: The Kiwanis Club of Bullhead City, Morning Community Service Foundation and the Bullhead City/Mohave Valley Association of Realtors presents the Nola Charles Memorial Golf Tournament.
All net proceeds from the event go toward purchasing new coats for children in need and they fund summer swim lessons.
The entry fee includes 18 holes of golf, cart, goodie bag and lunch after the tournament. It is a two-person scramble with trophies going to the top three teams. Participants also will receive additional raffle tickets for prizes, wine baskets and other items. A hole-in-one prize of a new car is being donated by Anderson Ford of Bullhead City.
Where: Los Lagos Golf Club, 1.5 miles east of Hwy. 95 on Boundary Cone Road, Mohave Valley, located 19.6 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday, Nov. 17 (check-in 8 a.m., shotgun start 9 a.m.)
Cost: Entry fee $85 per golfer, $45 if a Los Lagos member. Entry forms are available at or at
Info: Call Charlie Greer, 714-392-2737 or Karla Brady, 928-715-0484.

Saturday, Nov. 17
What: Bullhead City Parks & Recreation presents the second annual family-friendly Dash or Dye Glow Run, a 5K fun run that takes place at night. The entire Rotary Park is decked out in all kinds of neon glow stuff. There are multiple stations where participants get to run through. It’s like a typical color run, except at night. The event includes color-filled water balloons, water gun zones that have neon paint in them with water, and neon dust that will be thrown at runners — everything is not harmful to human skin, it’s all washable, and non-toxic. Lights will be up everywhere in the trees, also an abundance of glow sticks, and more. The pre-party includes music, glow vendors; event check in and late registration.
Where: Rotary Park, under the large ramada by Firebird Fields, 2315 Balboa Drive, Bullhead City, located 9.5 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday, Nov. 17 (pre-party 7:30 p.m.; race begins 8:30 p.m.).
Cost: $40 ages 18 and older, $20 for ages 10 to 17; free for children 9 and under. Participants can register online: or on the race site (cash only)
Info: Call 928-763-9400, ext. 306.

Saturday, Nov. 17
What: Looking to combine a day trip with an area history lesson and a little nostalgic Hollywood glamour thrown in to make things even more interesting? Consider gassing up the car for a ride to the Walking Box Ranch located in Searchlight, Nevada. The ranch was home of silent-screen stars Clara Bow and Rex Bell, who later became the Lt. Governor of Nevada, and a Hollywood get-away for other famous movie stars of the day.
Currently the property is on the National Register of Historic Places, surrounded by a Nature Conservancy special habitat.
Where: The ranch is located 46.3 miles from Laughlin, about a 45-minute drive on Highway 163 East and Veterans Memorial Highway (as if traveling to Las Vegas).
When: Saturday, Nov. 17
Cost: Free to the public.
Info: Call 928-201-2299, or RSVP, email Sharon Haugen,

Saturday, Nov. 17
What: Sunridge Village is hosting its annual craft bazaar, with a variety of handmade goods fo sale, including jewelry, baby blankets, Christmas decor, baked goods and much more.
Where: 839 Landon Drive, Bullhead City; 4.4 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday, Nov. 17 (9 a.m.-2 p.m.).
Cost: Free to the public.
Info: Call Cindy Eno, 927-754-0700.

Saturday, Nov. 24
What: The Bullhead City Farmers Market presents its Holiday Extravaganza , offering shoppers gourmet foods, condiments, baked goods, salsas, mustards, honey, handcrafted salad oils, handmade soaps, and personal items like custom makeup, essential oils, arts and craft specialties in fabric, metal, jewelry, wood and so much more. Lots of Christmas decorations and gift ideas. Also holiday home decor, all created by area artisans.
Where: Bullhead Area Chamber of Commerce, 1251 Highway 95, Bullhead City; 3.9 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday, Nov. 24 (9 a.m.-3 p.m.).
Cost: Free admission, free parking.
Info: Call 928-219-2333 or visit; or email:

Every Thursday night
What: J&J Mystery Events presents Mystery Pub Trivia. Win cash prizes and tickets to special events, 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 night (6:30 p.m.).
Cost: $5 per person.
Info: For information, call 928-296-0748, or visit

What: The River Valley Artists Guild hosts a holiday fundraiser by offering people who love original artwork a chance to purchase part of an 8×8 art grid, which looks a little bit like a custom quilt. All of the 8×8 canvases are original works of art created by members of the River Valley Artists Guild. Each piece is ready for hanging and can be purchased for $20 per canvas.
All proceeds support the guild’s mission to raise awareness of the art community while raising money for awards, grants, scholarships and art supplies for art students and teachers in the Tri-State area. Canvases are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. The entire grid is on display at Black Mountain Bistro and Bar, and will be there through December or until all pieces are sold.
Where: (formerly Lisa’s Bistro), 1595 Mohave Drive, Bullhead City, 8.7 miles from Laughlin.
When: November-December.
Cost: Free to browse.
Info: For more information on the River Valley Artist Guild, call 928-303-1292 or email; or visit

What: The River Valley Artist Guild sponsors displays by member artists.
• The display for November at Black Mountain Bistro and Bar (formerly Lisa’s Bistro), 1595 Mohave Drive, 8.7 miles from Laughlin, features the works of:
• Maddy Barkley — This artist paints original acrylic paintings. Most of her work is landscape art of both New England and the desert southwest. But she does occasionally paint wildlife and animals of all kinds. While growing up in New England, she did a lot of sketching of flowers and scenes, but had no formal art training. When she was living in California she started making jewelry and grew it into a business. She has made jewelry for 15 years and still currently sells it in several venues.
Barkley learns as she paints and enjoys learning all types of techniques and applies them to her work as she goes. She sells her work through several different venues. She has a website called and sells her jewelry and paintings on that site as well as in an art gallery in Laughlin, as well as various art shows. If anyone would like her to paint something specific, give her a call at 928-577-2584.
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

Amvets Post #19: 4310 South Hwy 95, Suite A, Fort Mohave, Arizona; 13.3 miles from Laughlin; call 928-704-1992 — Reminiscing with Goofy (traditional country, ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, some new ones) — Wednesdays (4 p.m.), & Saturdays (3 p.m.); open to members and guests.

Celebration Dinner Cruises at Aquarius Casino Resort Dock: Laughlin; 702-298-1047 or 800-228-9825 — Billy Kay performs (variety) during the two hour excursion — Fridays, Sundays, Mondays (6 p.m.-8 p.m.). Dinner cruises are $45 per person.

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 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 (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 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 — Moonlight Savor (’20s to ’50s music) Friday, Nov. 16 (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; 928-444-5555 — 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).

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

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 ?).

Old Town Saloon: 2850 S. Casino Drive, Laughlin; 702-298-3866 — Kid Rock After Party, The Swillers (variety) Saturday, Nov. 10 (9 p.m.-1 a.m.); Profound Sounds (blues) — Saturday, Nov. 17 & 24 (8 p.m.-midnight)—Kitchen open Sunday-Thursday (11 a.m.-9 p.m.), Fri-Sat (11 a.m.-10 p.m.)

Roadhouse 95 Bar & Grill: 5100 Highway 95, Fort Mohave; 928-577-2510; 14.9 miles from Laughlin — Long Tyme Comin’ (variety, Tex-Mex, rock, blues, country), Saturday, Nov. 17 (3 p.m.-7 p.m.).

Hooch’s 66 Topock Bar & Grille: 5035 Powell Lake Road, Topock, Arizona; 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 — Moonlight Savoy (music from the ’20s-’50s) Saturday, Nov. 17 (5 p.m.-8 p.m.); Long Tyme Comin’ (variety, Tex-Mex, rock, blues, country) Saturday, Nov. 24 (5 p.m.-8 p.m.) ;— 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, 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.

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.

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, 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.

La Casa Del Pollo: 2064 Highway 95 (at Talc Road), Bullhead City; 928-704-0029, 6.6 miles from Laughlin — Karaoke with Grace — Mondays (6 p.m.-9 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, 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 (2-6 p.m.).