Yeah yeah yeah, that little thing called TBA starts up tonight over at Washington High School, with Gang Gang Dance banging around in a free show starting at 10:30 pm... BUT!

Before heading out to TBA, I really recommend you swing by the Tom McCall Waterfront Park to check out tonight's Oregon Symphony season-opening outdoor concert. I previewed the concert in today's Mercury, which also includes my picks for six outstanding Symphony shows of the 2009-10 season (everything from Mozart wind ensembles, Bartok and Rossini, to Max Raabe and the Palast Orchester and Storm Large in her Symphony debut).

So - tonight: 7 pm, Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Free! Cannons and 1812 Overture! Elgar, Grieg, Dvorak!