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    Sports, music and a lunar eclipse ways to spend weekend in Tucson

    PH2(AW/NAC) Scott Taylor
    041027-N-9500T-001 Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. (Oct. 27, 2004) – The moon turns red and orange during a total lunar eclipse. With the Earth passing between the sun and the moon, the only light hitting the full moon was from the home planet’s sunrises and sunsets, resulting in the orange and red hue. The next total lunar eclipse won’t be till March 2007. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Scott Taylor (RELEASED)

    Wildcat hockey Opener 

    Cold weather may still be months away, but hockey is returning to the UA this weekend. 

    Arizona club hockey is playing NAU for its 2015-16 season opener at the Tucson Convention Center Arena tonight. The puck hits the rink at 7:30 p.m., and before the action begins TCC will host a Home Opener Happy Hour with live music and discounted concessions.

    Tickets are between $11 and $16 based on seating, with discounted student tickets available at $10, all of which can be purchased before the game or online. 

    Lunar Eclipse 

    Want to see something spectacular? Go outside Sunday night, look up and be amazed by a giant red moon lighting up the night sky. The moon will align perfectly to pass through the shadow of Earth and create an incredible sight for stargazers. 

    The eclipse begins its penumbral phase around 5:11 p.m., but it won’t rise over Tucson’s horizon until about an hour later. The total eclipse begins at 7:11 p.m. and will last until 8:23 p.m., so grab a telescope and find a good viewing spot for this rare lunar event. Further information on this event can be found on p. B5.

    “Empire of Dirt” at The Loft Cinema 

    In  partnership with Native Eyes Film Showcase, the Arizona State Museum and The Loft Cinema, “Empire of Dirt” will tell the stories of three Cree women dealing with troubled pasts tomorrow at 7 p.m. “When [Lena Mahikan’s] 13 year old, Peeka, overdoses in the streets of Toronto, [Lena] is forced to return home to her estranged mother and face a lifelong legacy of shame and resentment,” the film’s description stated. Following the screening, award-winning actress Cara Gee (Lena Mahikan) will hold a Q&A session for all in attendance.

    Tucson Symphony Orchestra 

    For those who want a break from raving dance music and party tunes, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra performs its opening shows this weekend. Guest conductor Andrew Grams will lead the TSO in its program “Copland Romance, Rachmaninoff Dance” tonight at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

    One hour before the performances, Grams will discuss the program and his past work during Concert Comments, which are included with admission. Tickets can be found online and at the TSO box office.

    Desert Museum Plant Sale 

    It has been said that studying or working in a room with a plant can actually increase work ethic and determination, so if you’re looking for a new plant to brighten a room, look no further than the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. 

    With everything from trees, shrubs, perennials, vines and  succulents, the annual plant sale at the museum this Sunday is sure to provide the perfect plant for every patron. 

    The sale runs from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., so be sure not to sleep in too late after any UA vs. UCLA post-game celebrations.

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