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

If you have $5

Walk over to the Kennedy Center next week, Feb. 11, 13 and 14, for the Japan! Culture & Hyper Culture festival. The festival features more than 450 artists, over 40 performances, and more than a dozen free events to showcase the best Japanese theater and dance, music and fashion, architecture and sculpture, poetry and literature, photography and film. For more info, visit www.kennedy-center.org.

If you have $10

In case you missed the D.C. Shorts Film Festival last fall, the Goethe-Institute (812 7th Street, N.W.) will host two different shows this weekend, Friday and Saturday. The “Best of the Fest” showing has something for everyone – including comedies, documentaries, dramas, animations and films by local and foreign filmmakers. For more information, visit www.dcshorts.com.

If you have $20

GW on Ice! No, it’s not a watered-down Disney production, but rather GW’s own ice hockey team playing against District rivals Catholic University at the Verizon Center on Friday, following the Caps game against the Carolina Hurricanes at 7 p.m. Go Colonials! For more information, visit www.capstickets.com/gw.html.

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