If you have $5
Pocket it and take in some cinema at the Black History Month Film Festival, sponsored by William C. Smith and Co. On Monday at 11 a.m. you can see “Stormy Weather,” a 1943 musical featuring Lena Horne, Bill Robinson, Cab Calloway and Fats Waller. On Tuesday at 1 p.m., catch “Carmen Jones,” also a 1943 musical, this time starring Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte.
If you have $10
Scrounge up two more, because Jonathan Richman is coming to the 9:30 Club on Friday. The singer for the seminal protopunk band the Modern Lovers (“Roadrunner” is amazing if you haven’t heard it, but you’re more likely to remember him as the guitarist from “There’s Something About Mary”).
If you have $20
Go to Lisner tonight and learn how to Flamenco dance. For your $20, you reserve a spot to learn the basics from the District’s Sara Jerez-Marlow, followed by a wine and cheese reception. There are two sets of lessons, one beginning at 7 p.m. with an 8 p.m. reception, and one beginning at 9 p.m. after an 8 pm reception.