$5 – $10 – $20: An entertainment guide for the cash-strapped college student

If you have $5

$5 – Fairy tales aren’t kid stuff for the Washington National Opera. Its two free performances of the opera “Hansel and Gretel” on Thursday and Friday aren’t even recommended for anyone younger than a teen. The show will be presented at the Inter-American Development Cultural Center, 1330 New York Ave., NW.

If you have $10

$10 – Nothing is sacred to student theater group Forbidden Planet Productions – not even the Bible. They will be performing “The Complete Word of God (Abridged),” which parodies the good book. Have a religious experience this weekend with Forbidden Planet at Lisner Downstage Thursday at 8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. for $5. GWorld is not accepted.

If you have $20

$20 – The Steelers won the Super Bowl, and any fan with hometown pride knows that a concert by Pittsburgh rockers The Clarks will provide the perfect capstone to the perfect season. They’ll be playing the 9:30 Club Saturday at 7 p.m., and may head over to Pittsburgh-themed bar The Pour House for some Iron City and pierogies after the show.

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