On the edge: Know Theatre Tribe, always out there dancing on the edge, opens Lips, a scathing political satire about the first female president and her battle to bring gay rights to her party's political platform. Opens 8 p.m. today, continues through April 3. Gabriel's Corner, 1425 Sycamore St., Over-the-Rhine. Today is "pay what you can day," it's $15, $12 students starting Friday. 241-1796.
Blues belters: They got the blues big time in Newport this week when the Fat Possum Mississippi Juke Joint rolls in with four of the hottest acts on the Mississippi circuit, including T-Model Ford, Kenny Brown, Cedrick Burnside and Paul "Wine" Jones. 8:30 p.m. today, Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Newport, $18 at the door. (859) 431-2201.
Classical whopper: The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra tunes up for a big night with Paavo Jarvi conducting Emmanuel Pahud on flute in a whopper of a program. The lineup: Mozart's Symphony No. 35 in D Major, Nielsen's Flute Concerto, Prokofiev's Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major. 7:30 p.m. today, Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, $13-$54, $10 students. 744-3344.
Tragedy in Scotland: Ensemble Theatre tackles The Women of Lockerbie, a gut-wrencher based on the crash of Pan Am flight 103 in Lockerbie, Scotland. 8 p.m. today, continues through April 4. 1127 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, $28, $25. 421-3555.
24 hours out: The CSO's Chamber Players Series delivers three challenging pieces of the chamber rep: Mozart's Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Hindemith's Quintet for Wind Instruments and Brahms' Piano Quartet in C Minor. 7:30 p.m. today, Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, $16-$25. 721-8222.
48 hours out: The Germania Society throws its annual venison dinner, accompanied with music by Gebhard Erler. 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Germania Society, 3529 W. Kemper Road, Colerain Township, $10, $6 children 14 and under. Reservations: 742-0060.
Also 48 hours out: The Cincinnati Men's Chorus joins forces with three dance troupes for "Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance." The ambitious program includes songs from Chorus Line, a medley of Billy Strayhorn songs and tons more. 8:07 p.m. Saturday, 2:07 p.m. Sunday, Jarson-Kaplan Theater, Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut St., downtown, $17-$25.
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