Around the Area

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

 

MOTHER’S DAY DINNER
Friday-Saturday, May 7-8
What: Desert Diamond Distillery invites the public to a Mother’s Day Train Car Dinner. Hors d’oeuvres and cocktail hour will begin at 6 p.m. in the distillery retail area, and dinner will begin at 7 p.m. on the train car each evening. Enjoy a special tasting of the D3 10-year reserve rum after dessert. There will be live entertainment and special announcements by the Patt family throughout the evening. Seating is limited to 20 people each night.
Where: 4875 N. Olympic Drive, Kingman, AZ, 42.2 miles from Laughlin.
When: Friday-Saturday, May 7-8 (6 p.m.-9 p.m.).
Cost: $100 per person.
Info: Call Deb at 702-335-7448.

BURRO BBQ
Saturday, May 8
What: Rotary of Bullhead City presents the 70th annual Burro BBQ. This community BBQ will include events for the whole family, such as water slides, cornhole, live music from Kid N’ Nic, a beer garden, Bloody Mary and margarita bar, a car show, vendors and more!
Where: Rotary Park, 2315 Balboa Drive, Bullhead City, 8.6 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday, May 8 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.).
Cost: Free admission.
Info: Email melody.dumouchel@gmail.com.

PAINT & MIMOSAS
Saturday, May 8
What: Enjoy ladies day out with painting and mimosas! This month we will be painting with Yvonne. She will offer live instruction and it will be broadcast on a large projection screen, so there are no bad seats in the house! The cost includes all painting materials, canvas and two drinks. A mimosa bar and pastries will be available for purchase. Space is limited so tickets must be purchased in advance.
Where: Miracle Mile Event Center at Mohave Shriners; 2580 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City, 7.2 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday, May 8 (11 a.m.).
Cost: $35 per person.
Info: Call 928-296-0748, or visit JJMysteryEvents.com.

WOODYSTOCK BLUES FESTIVAL
Saturday-Sunday, May 8-9
What: Woodystock Blues Festival is returning to Davis Camp Park in Bullhead City at the South Beach Pavilion. Bring your family (and your chairs) for two days of blues music from live bands. The lineup includes Ms. Tiffany Sexty, Jay Gordon and the Blues Venom, Delta Shade, Johnny Jukebox Band, KK Martin, The Good Hurt, Catbone, Wyldsky, The Time Bombs, and Roadwork. There will be a raffle for two Gretsch Guitars, one each day. Hooches Kingman Grill will be serving up BBQ and Budweiser will be on tap. Gates open at 10 a.m., with the show starting at 11 a.m., ending both days at 9:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the gate for $40 for both days, or $20 for a single day. Or, purchase online at www.woodystock.info for $35 for both days. Children 16 and under are free.
Where: Davis Camp Park, 2251 Highway 68, Bullhead City, Arizona, 1.7 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday-Sunday, May 8-9 (10 a.m.-9:30 p.m.).
Cost: $20 per day.
Info: Call 760-963-4994.

FESTIVAL OF ARTS
Saturday-Sunday, May 8-9
What: The 43rd Annual Kingman Festival of the Arts, also known as the Mothers Day Festival, will take place at two parks in downtown Kingman — Metcalfe Park and Locomotive Park. There will be artists, crafters, music, dance, theater performances, food and drink, and many other vendors. There’s something for the whole family, and admission is free! Social distancing and safety will be encouraged.
Where: Metcalfe Park, 315 W. Beale St., Kingman, Arizona, 33.6 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday-Sunday, May 8-9 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.).
Cost: Free admission.
Info: Call 928-716-5237.

COMEDY NIGHT
Friday, May 14
What: Mohave Comedy will bring the laughs during this night of adult-themed jokes by local talent. Enjoy the free show with drinks available for purchase at the bar.
Where: Miracle Mile Event Center at Mohave Shriners; 2580 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City, 7.2 miles from Laughlin.
When: Friday, May 14 (doors open 6 p.m., show starts 8 p.m.).
Cost: Free.
Info: Call 928-296-0748, or visit JJMysteryEvents.com.

CHILLIN’ ON BEALE ST.
Saturday, May 15
What: Bring your car downtown for a fun time. Classics, customs, creatives, motorcycles, EVs, you name it… cruise on down to Beale Street for music, good food and down-home Kingman atmosphere!
Where: Beale Street, downtown Kingman, 33.6 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday, May 15 (2 p.m.-5 p.m.).
Cost: Free admission.
Info: Call Gene Kirkham, 714-488-1843

ALL-TOWN YARD SALE
Saturday, May 22
What: Come find bargains galore at Chloride’s biannual all-town yard sale. Pick up a map of the many yard sales throughout the town at the community bake sale, which begins at 9 a.m., or the Mineshaft Market, and load up on great values. After cruising the many yard sales, browse the quaint shops in Chloride, have lunch at Yesterdays, or visit the museum in one of the original turn of the century homes. Don’t forget the gunfight skits! If you still have time, ask for a historical map of Chloride at the Mineshaft Market or the museum and enjoy seeing the old, historic jail, train station, gas stations, and other historic buildings from days past. Or, adventure a mile or so beyond the cattle guard east of town to experience the famous Roy Purcell murals done in the ‘60’s.
Where: Chloride, Arizona, (via AZ-68 E. and US-93 N.) 47.2 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday, May 22 (starts 8 a.m.).
Cost: Free to attend.
Info: Call 928-565-9777 or 530-604-8763; email ChlorideChamber@gmail.com.

MURDER AT THE ROXY
Saturday, May 22
What: Join J&J Events for Murder at the Roxy, a totally ’80s interactive murder mystery event where everyone in attendance enjoys drinks, a delicious meal, and a bit of murder! The guests are the victim, suspects and detectives. Tickets are $40 and include dinner and all murder mystery materials including a unique character. Ages 16+ are welcome (Must be 21 to consume alcohol).Space is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance.
Where: Miracle Mile Event Center at Mohave Shriners; 2580 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City, 7.2 miles from Laughlin.
When: Saturday, May 22 (6 p.m.).
Cost: $40 per person.
Info: For information, call 928-296-0748, or visit JJMysteryEvents.com.

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.

MYSTERY PUB TRIVIA NIGHTS
Every Thursday night (except the last)
What: J&J Events presents Mystery Pub Trivia. Win cash prizes, for ages 21 and older. No commitment required. Teams of one to five people.
Where: Miracle Mile Event Center at Mohave Shriners; 2580 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City, 12.4 miles from Laughlin.
When: Every Thursday (except the last) (6:30 p.m.).
Cost: $5 per person.
Info: Call 928-296-0748, or visit JJMysteryEvents.com.