TIGHT KNIT—The sun-dappled folk-pop of Vetiver just made an appearance on the new Graham Nash tribute album Be Yourself, and Andy Cabic & Co. make a welcome return to town as they amble their way along the West Coast. NL w/Citay, Michael Hurley; Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $13-15
ROSE FEST—Portland a little "too weird" for your taste? Get a hefty dose of straight-up Americana with the annual Rose Festival, which kicks off tonight. Visit and thrill to a startling array of carnival rides and elephant ears, as well as the opening night ceremonies featuring (BOOM!) fireworks. WSH Tom McCall Waterfront Park, SW Naito & Stark, carnival 5 pm-close, fireworks 9:45 pm, FREE
Welcome to your weekend. My, What a Busy Week!