Head out to Kino Sports Complex for Major League Soccer and the bling of the annual bead, gem and mineral, and rock shows.
The Desert Friendlies presented by FC Tucson start Tuesday, Jan. 29, at North Field #5.
Tuesday, Jan. 29 11 a.m. Portland Timbers vs. Colorado Rapids
3 p.m. San Jose Earthquakes vs. Houston Dynamo
6 p.m. FC Tucson vs. Sporting KC
Thursday, Jan. 31 6 p.m. Houston Dynamo vs Colorado Rapids
Friday, Feb. 1 6 p.m. Sporting KC vs. Portland Timbers
Saturday, Feb. 2 11 a.m. San Jose Earthquakes vs. Colorado Rapids
4 p.m. Houston Dynamo vs. Vancouver Whitecaps
Tuesday, Feb. 5 11 a.m. Seattle Sounders vs. Portland Timbers
Friday, Feb. 8 11 a.m. FC Tucson vs. Portland Timbers
Five days later, The Desert Diamond Cup returns to Kino Stadium.
Wednesday, Feb. 13 5 p.m. New England Revolution vs. Seattle Sounders
7 p.m. New York Red Bulls vs. Real Salt Lake
Saturday, Feb. 16 4 p.m. Seattle Sounders vs. Real Salt Lake
6 p.m. New York Red Bulls vs. New England Revolution
Wednesday, Feb. 20 5 p.m. Real Salt Lake vs. New England Revolution
7 p.m. Seattle Sounders vs. New York Red Bulls
Saturday, Feb. 23 4 p.m. MLS 3rd Place vs. MLS 4th Place
6 p.m. MLS 1st Place vs. MLS 2nd Place
For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.FCTucson.com.
Beginning Saturday, Feb. 2, and running through Sunday, Feb. 17, the Kino Gem and Mineral Show and The Rock Show bring hundreds of vendors and acres of fossils, crystals, beads, jewelry, gems and rocks to tables and tents in the Kino stadium parking lot and south soccer field, respectively. Admission and parking is free. For more information, including a vendor list, visit http://www.as-shows.com/pages/ and www.rockshowtucson.com/Rock_Show_Tucson/Home.html.
The Mulcahy Y (formerly Kino Community Center), 2805 E. Ajo Way, is once again the venue for the Best Bead Show Feb. 6-10. The showroom opens at 10 a.m. daily and closes at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6; 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; and 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission and parking is free. There is a charge for classes. For more information, including vendor and class lists, visit www.bestbeadshow.com/BestBeadShows/BestBeadShow.aspx?id=1.
Tickets go on sale Saturday, Feb. 9, for the Major League Baseball spring training game between the Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers on March 21 at Kino Stadium. Visit www.tucsonpadres.com, call 520-434-1367 or stop by the Kino Stadium box office between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. Tucson Padres season ticket holders, voucher plan holders and sponsors can purchase their spring training tickets a week in advance by calling 520-434-1367.
Kino Sports Complex (www.kinosportscomplex.com), 2500 E. Ajo Way, is home to both the Triple-A Tucson Padres baseball team and the FC Tucson soccer club. It is the largest professional sports and entertainment venue of its kind in Pima County. It includes the 11,000-seat Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium, seven baseball fields (four with lights), lighted softball fields, a regulation Soccer Stadium (lighted) and four additional fields for soccer, field hockey, rugby, and lacrosse. It is a natural fit for youth, high school, collegiate, and professional sports; and makes a great setting for social gatherings, concerts, and community events.