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

If you have $5

Gaurav Mazumdar, one of India’s greatest sitar players, will play a free show at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage on Tuesday, Oct. 9. Collaborating with Western musicians, including Daniel Hope, Phillip Glass and Kenny Werner, his composition “East-meets-West” received a Grammy nomination. Check out the Kennedy Center’s website at www.kennedy-center.org for more free upcoming shows every day.

If you have $10

Head over to National Geographic’s headquarters for their fourth annual All Roads Film Festival at 1145 17th St. N.W. between Thursday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, Oct. 7. Featuring movies, music, food and artwork from indigenous and unknown cultures around the world, the festival is sure to be a hit for any fan of the National Geographic magazine or television station.

If you have $20

Grab a student discounted ticket to see comedian singer/songwriter Stephen Lynch at GW’s Lisner Auditorium on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 8 p.m. With such classics as, “If I Were Gay” and “Lullaby,” Lynch, who has quite the college cult following, will serenade you with his acoustic guitar as he sings twisted songs about necrophilia and mentally challenged friends, among other topics.

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