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

If you have $5

Were you not able to snag a ticket to the sold out Hives show at the 9:30 Club this weekend? Not to worry – if you still need your Swedish rock and roll fix, head over the House of Sweden (a.k.a. the Swedish embassy at 2900 K St. N.W.) to see The LKs – Swedish indie-rock at its finest. The show is Saturday, at 6:30 pm, with a suggested donation price of $5.

If you have $10

Be sure to check out the D.C. Independent Film Festival, March 6-16, right here on GW’s campus in the Jack Morton Auditorium (MPA Building at 21st and H St. N.W.). The 11-day festival features over 100 films, themed sessions and seminars, and demonstrations by top industry companies. There’s also a music festival portion with acts playing at different venues around the city. Tickets start at just $7 for students. For more info, visit www.dciff.org

If you have $20

Beep beep! Who’s got the keys to the jeep? Vrroooooom. Catch the queen of hip-hop flavor Missy Elliot live at Ibiza nightclub (1222 1st St. N.E.). The new club features seven bars, multiple VIP areas and “Washington’s sexiest rooftop deck” (according to their Website.) If you’re willing to make the trek out of N.W., this may be a good excuse to check out the night scene in one of the District’s other quadrants.

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