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

If you have $5

Go to Politics and Prose at 5015 Connecticut Ave., N.W. today at 7 p.m. to see Christopher Buckley promote his new book, “Boomsday.” The son of conservative icon William F. Buckley and the author of “Thank You For Smoking,” Buckley has written his new book about generational conflict between the young and the old.

If you have $10

Go to Jammin’ Java at 227 Maple Ave., in Vienna, Va., Monday to hear a set by Jesse Malin. The former singer of glam-core stalwarts D Generation went solo in 1999 and started hanging out with Ryan Adams, and all of a sudden he’s duetting with Bruce Springsteen on his new record “Glitter in the Gutter.” They grow up so fast. Homeboy also covers the Replacements’ “Bastards of Young.” Respect.

If you have $20

Go to Lisner tonight to see some Christian rock when multi-platinum band Jars of Clay perform at 7:30. The band, together since the early 1990s, is promoting 2006’s “Good Monsters.” Opening for the Illinois quartet will be Needtobreathe and Burlap to Cashmere.

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