3/29/16: Today’s Top Tips: Tuesday

March 29th, 2016, 7:37 am by Greg

MUSIC: Sean Watkins @ the Parlor Room, Northampton. In addition to his work as guitarist-vocalist-songwriter with Nickel Creek, the duo Fiction Family and the supergroup Works Progress Administration, the prolific Watkins has also released four stellar solo albums. With Petra Haden & Jesse Harris. 7pm. $18.

MUSIC: Rising Appalachia @ the BSP Lounge, Kingston. Sisters Leah Song and Chloe Smith tear into sound with sensual prowess as stages ignite revolutions and words light up soul fires. Listen to their beautiful sound for banjo and fiddle duets and poetic harmonies as only sisters can do… Joined by their band – Biko Casini on percussion, and David Brown on stand up bass and baritone guitar – expect everything from folk standards to jazz, from New Orleans soul to old-timey mountain tunes. 7:30pm. $20. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

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MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Renehan & Mastrianni @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Singer Kristen Renehan is moving out of state, but she’s teaming up with guitarist Jim Mastrianni for a farewell concert to benefit the upcoming renovation of the Caffe. 7pm. $12.

MUSIC: Mokoomba @ the Falcon, Marlboro. One of the most exciting young bands to emerge from Africa in years. Hailing from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, they are setting dance-floors ablaze with their unique mix of traditional Tonga and pan-African music with dashes of rap, ska, Soukous and Afro-Cuban. 7pm. Donation encouraged.

THEATER: “The Lion King” @ Proctors, Schenectady. The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is helmed by director Julie Taymor, who brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. Also featuring the choreography of Garth Fagan and the music of Elton John and Tim Rice. 7:30pm. $20-$170. Through Sunday, April 17.

THEATER: “The Blue Sky Boys” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Deborah Brevoort’s play is an exhilarating romp through the creative minds of the maverick engineers who stopped at nothing to get a man to the moon and back. Directed by Gordon Greenberg. 7:30pm. $20, $30 & $50. Through Sunday, April 3.

OPEN MIC: Open Mic Night with Cameron & Ryder @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. 6pm sign-up; 7pm showtime. FREE.