The colors are changing, most likely to red, as Ruggerfest 2010 welcomes the best of scrum from all over the world. Watch the high sports action, and inevitable carnage, with beer, barbeques and an always rowdy good time. Matches take place on both Wagner Field and Rio Grande Park and, as always, informal gatherings take over local pubs around town; for complete info, www.aspenruggerfest.com.
The 7908 Aspen Songwriter's Festival kicks off this Thursday with a free show at the Wheeler Opera House! Mike Rayburn, musician and comedian, performs at 6 p.m., followed by three days and nights of concerts, clinics and gatherings with some of the nation's top artists. Featuring Tift Merritt, Sam Bush and Nashville's premier talent, with local music man John Oates at the helm. For more info and tickets, www.wheeleroperahouse.com.
It's time once again for Movies at the Wheeler, every local's favorite night in and a treat for visitors enjoying Aspen during the cooler fall nights. A pre-film greeting from Master of Wheeler Movie Ceremonies Jon Busch, Indie films, quirky features and foreign comedies - there's always something a little out of the box at the Wheeler. For lineup and tickets, www.wheeleroperahouse.com.