Student or Learner
Are the tenses in the following two sentences both correct and are the sentences of the same meaning?
Tonight is the first time this year that we're seeing a musical in my favourite theatre.
Tonight will be the first time this year that we've seen a musical in my favourite theatre.
I think the use of the present tense can work as long as it is near future. In the morning, you could say "tonight is the..." meaning that night.