Around the Area

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

Paint & Pinot

Friday, Feb. 3

What: Whether you are a novice who needs step-by-step instructions or you are an experienced artist that just wants to come create, Aimee will teach you how to paint an amazing picture and you get to enjoy drinks and friends while doing it! Aimee will do a live step-by-step instruction. Tickets are $35 per person and include all painting materials and canvas, plus two drinks! (Does not have to be wine. Full bar available).

Where: Miracle Mile Event Center at Mohave Shriners; 2580 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City, 7.2 miles from Laughlin.

When: Friday, Feb. 3 (6:30 p.m.).

Cost: $35 per person.

Info: For information, call 928-296-0748, or visit


Car Show

Saturday, Feb. 4

What: All makes and models are welcome to join this free car show presented by Happy Times Events. There will be food available to purchase inside Silvia’s Lindo Sinaloa and live music from Legends Band.

Where: Silvia’s Lindo Sinaloa, 2064 Highway 95, Bullhead City; 5.4 miles from Laughlin.

When: Saturday, Feb. 4 (noon-5 p.m.).

Cost: Free.

Info: Call Louie at 909-648-2671.


Bullhead City Farmers Market

Saturday, Feb. 4

What: Shop for fresh produce, wonderful baked goods, jams, breads, cookies and candy. Local artisans will have handmade crafts, jewelry and home decor specialties in fabric, metal and wood. There will be food and drink vendors onsite.

Where: Bullhead City Community Park, 1251 Highway 95, Bullhead City; 3.4 miles from Laughlin.

When: Saturday, Feb. 4 (9 a.m.-1 p.m.).

Cost: Free admission, free parking.

Info: Call 928-219-2333, or visit the website,


River Cities Community Theater

Thursday-Sunday, Feb. 9-12

What: River Cities Community Theater Players will present “Baggage” by Sam Bobrick onstage at Suddenlink Community Center. Two difficult, single people, both trying to heal from their respective disappointing relationships, get their luggage mixed up at the airport. After a very disagreeable first encounter, the two decide to help each other get over their heartaches by forcing a friendship.  Get tickets online at or at the door starting one hour before the show.

Where: 2380 Suddenlink Way, Bullhead City, AZ, 2.7 miles from Laughlin.

When: Thursday-Friday (7 p.m.); Saturday-Sunday (2 p.m.)

Cost: Adults $15, students $5, age 5 & under free.

Info: Call 928-299-6057 or visit the website


Second Saturday Sip & Shop

Saturday, Feb. 11

What: Loaded and Baked cookies in partnership with The Event Station offers a monthly indoor shopping event for the Tri-state every second Saturday. It features local artisans selling jewelry, crafts, cosmetics, baked goods and much more. There is a full bar available and food trucks serving up lunch. If you are interested in being a vendor, apply by emailing

Where: Miracle Mile Event Center at Mohave Shriners; 2580 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City, 7.2 miles from Laughlin.

When: Saturday, Feb. 11 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.).

Cost: Free to browse.

Info: Email


Amore Luncheon

Saturday, Feb. 11

What: The Needles Women’s Club is hosting its annual Amore Luncheon, which includes choice of pasta and sauce, with salad, garlic bread, dessert and drink. Takeout is also available for same price.

Where: 305 W. Broadway, Needles, CA, 26.8 miles from Laughlin.

When: Saturday, Feb. 11 (11 a.m.-2 p.m.).

Cost: $10 per plate.

Info: Call 760-326-3241.


Anything Chocolate Festival

Saturday, Feb. 11

What: Community Lutheran Church is hosting an Anything Chocolate Festival with a potato bar meal for $6, chocolate for $3 and soft drinks available for purchase. There will also be raffle baskets.

Where: 2275 Ricca Rd., Bullhead City, 7.3 miles from Laughlin.

When: Saturday, Feb. 11 (11 a.m.-2 p.m.).

Cost: $6 for potato bar, $3 for chocolate.

Info: Call Shirley Cutler at 928-763-2422.


Cella Winery 2nd Anniversary

Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 11-12

What: Celebrate Cella Winery’s 2nd anniversary under new ownership with wine tastings, more than 20 art and craft vendors, live music from Richard James and food by Charlie’s Pizza and Crepensmooth.

Where: 6927 E. Brooks Blvd., Kingman, 57 miles from Laughlin.

When: Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 11-12 (11 a.m.-6 p.m.).

Cost: Free admission.

Info: Call 928-377-2489.


Meat Bingo

Thursday, Feb. 16

What: Bullhead City Lions Club is hosting the 3rd annual Meat Bingo for Sight, raising money for eye exams and glasses for children and adults. Tickets must be purchased in advance and cost $25 (limited tickets left). Each ticket includes two hands to play Meat Bingo, a catered dinner by Pro Fit Kitchen, a silent auction and 50/50 raffle.

Where: Anderson Auto Group Fieldhouse, 3663 Bullhead Parkway, Bullhead City, 11 miles from Laughlin.

When: Thursday, Feb. 16 (5 p.m.-9 p.m.).

Cost: Tickets $25.

Info: Call Janis at 928-514-5062 to buy tickets.


Sweethearts Ball

Saturday, Feb. 18

What: Veterans in Motion is hosting a Sweethearts Ball with a cocktail hour starting at 5 p.m., followed by dinner and dancing until 9 p.m. There will also be a silent auction, raffle baskets and 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $20 per person and may be purchased at the Bullhead Area Chamber of Commerce. Veterans in Motion provides music and movement therapy for vetarans through song and dance.

Where: Fiesta RV Resort Ballroom, 3190 Highway 95, Bullhead City, 8.9 miles from Laughlin.

When: Saturday, Feb. 18 (5 p.m.-9 p.m.).

Cost: Tickets $20.

Info: Call Nancy Horn at 760-831-3650.


Catholic Mass

Every Saturday and Sunday

What: The Riverside Resort hosts Catholic Mass with Father Charlie Urnick every Saturday (4 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m. and noon) inside Don’s Celebrity Theatre.

Where: Riverside Resort, 1650 S. Casino Drive, Laughlin.

When: Every Saturday (4 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m. and noon).

Cost: Free to attend.

Info: Call 702-298-0440.


Elks Lodge #2408 Bunco

Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday

What: Bullhead City Elks Lodge #2408 hosts Bunco on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. The sessions are open to the public and lunch will be served at 11 a.m. Bunco starts at noon. All proceeds benefit Elks’ charities in Bullhead City.

Where: Elks Lodge #2408, 1745 Emerald Drive, Bullhead City, 7.3 miles from Laughlin.

When: Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday (11 a.m.).

Cost: $8.

Info: Kathleen Clemens, 928-763-6799.


Trivia Nights

Every Thursday night

What: J&J Events presents Trivia Night with new original categories every Thursday of the month. Teams of one to five people will compete for a chance to spin the prize wheel. Kids are welcome with an adult.

Where: Miracle Mile Event Center at Mohave Shriners; 2580 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City, 7.2 miles from Laughlin.

When: Every Thursday (6:30 p.m.).

Cost: $5 per person.

Info: Call 928-296-0748, or visit


Bullhead City Senior Campus Activities


What: The Bullhead City Senior Campus offers a variety of free events for adults 50 and older each weekday. Every Tuesday, take in a Zumba class (8:15 a.m.-9 a.m.), join a Hand & Foot card game or a Poker game (12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.), and don’t miss Line Dancing instruction (4 p.m.-5 p.m.). For a full schedule of the available activities throughout the week, call Kim Cool at 928-763-0193 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Where: 2275 Trane Road (between City Hall & Ken Forvargue Park), Bullhead City, 6.8 miles from Laughlin.

When: Tuesdays (Additional activities available Monday-Friday).

Cost: Free.

Info: Call Kim Cool at 928-763-0193.


National Wildlife Refuge Tours

Every Thursday Dec.-April

What: Learn about the Bill Williams National Wildlife Refuge during a tour showcasing its habitat types and the communities who rely on them. The tour starts outside the Visitor Center,  then guests will walk the Peninsula Trail (paved) and Delta trail (unpaved). Bring sturdy shoes or boots, water, binoculars, sunscreen and a hat. To get to the visitor center from Lake Havasu City, travel approximately 17 miles south on Hwy. 95 until you cross the Bill Williams River. Continue for ½ mile and turn right into the visitor center parking area near mile marker 161.

Where: National Wildlife Refuge, 60911 Hwy. 95, Parker, Arizona, 90 miles from Laughlin.

When: Every Thursday (9 a.m.-11 a.m. weather permitting).

Cost: Free.

Info: Call Jessica Samuelson, 928-667-4144 ext. 112.


North Dike Nature Tours

Every second Tuesday Jan.-April

What: Take an opportunity to learn about the National Wildlife Refuge’s habitat types and the communities that rely on them. Directions: From Hwy. I-40, take Exit 1 toward Golden Shores/Oatman. Turn right onto Oatman-Topock Hwy. Follow 5 miles to the town of Golden Shores. Turn left onto County Road 1. Follow about another 5 miles and take a left at the sign for Pintail Slough/North Dike parking. Pass parking area for Pintail Slough and continue a short distance to North Dike.

Where: National Wildlife Refuge, County Road 1, Golden Shores, Arizona, 35.5 miles from Laughlin.

When: Every second Tuesday of the month (9 a.m.-11 a.m. weather permitting).

Cost: Free.

Info: Call Joey Saccomanno at 928-667-4144 ext. 128.


Havasu Cars N Coffee

Every first and third Sunday

What: All classic, special interest, antique and muscle cars welcome to gather at Rotary Park parking lot, next to the ball fields.

Where: 1400 S. Smoketree Ave., Lake Havasu City, Arizona, 68.3 miles from Laughlin.

When: Every first and third Sunday of the month (7 a.m.-9 a.m.).

Cost: Free.

Info: Call Bob Bowen at 928-208-6205.



American Legion Post 60: 1510 Bruce Woodbury Drive, Laughlin, 702-299-1510 — Karaoke with Ingrid every third Saturday of the month — Please call for any other information.

Beside the Pointe: 3673 Needles Hwy., Laughlin; 702-298-5555 — Ken “Brick” Cooper, Friday, Feb. 3 (6 p.m.-9 p.m.).

Cocktails: 3935 Highway 95, Bullhead City, 12.4 miles from Laughlin; 928-758-4955 — Whiptail (classic rock) — Friday, Feb. 10 (7 p.m.-11 p.m.).

CoVeu Drinkery & Eatery: 2247 Clearwater Drive, Bullhead City, 8.2 miles from Laughlin; 928-299-5012 The Ray Gunn Band hosts the longest-running Sunday Jam Session in the Tri-state — Sundays (2 p.m.-6 p.m.).

The Hideout: 2311 S. Casino Drive, Laughlin (across Casino Drive from the Pioneer); 702-299-0008 — Live music with Max Martinez Tuesday-Thursday (6 p.m.-10 p.m.); Karaoke every Friday-Saturday (9 p.m.-1 a.m.).

Moose Lodge Post #1704: 302 Monroe St., Kingman, Arizona, 35.3 miles from Laughlin; call 928-753-3690 — Karaoke with Ingrid every Friday; call for times and menu information.

Old Town Saloon: 2850 S. Casino Drive, Laughlin; 702-298-3866 — Karaoke with Johnny Lust, Saturday, Feb. 4 (7 p.m.-11 p.m.); Big Game pre party with Roadwork, Friday-Saturday, Feb. 10-11 (9 p.m.-1 a.m.).

Riviera Roadhouse: 2011 Commercial Way (just off Marina Blvd.), Bullhead City; 928-763-4101 — Whiptail (classic rock) — Saturday, Feb. 4 (8 p.m.-11 p.m.).

The Wonder Bar: 2034 Plaza Drive (off Marina Blvd), Bullhead City; 928-763-9221 — DJ (Tejano, Mexican and American music), Every other Saturday (9 p.m.-2 a.m.); Free nachos every Thursday with purchase of a drink.