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

If you have $5

There’s tons of free music right here on GW’s campus this weekend. Program Board’s annual Spring Fling celebration on the University Yard (21st & H St. N.W.) on Saturday, featuring headliners Gym Class Heroes, as well as Tyga & O’Neal McKnight and several student performances, starting at 2:30 p.m. Also, the GW Symphony Orchestra will be holding their spring concert at Lisner auditorium on Sunday at 3:00 p.m

If you have $10

Borrow $5 more and head over to the Black Cat (1811 14th St. N.W.) on Friday to catch Brooklyn, N.Y.’s Les Savy Fav. Even if you don’t enjoy their music, their live show will blow your mind as frontman Tim Harrington will throw a spazz on stage, leaving you with plenty of memorable moments like eating and throwing pies on stage. Opening is the San Francisco-based duo The Dodos, utilizing multiple instruments and effects on stage to create a heavy, full sound.

If you have $20

Catch Saul Williams with his four piece band at 9:30 Club Monday, April 7. The hip-hop artist/spoken-word poet recently came out with his album, “The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of Niggy Tardust!”, co-produced by Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor. Performing live, Williams uses his creative energy on stage to deliver a strong and emotional message to the crowd, along with sick beats and heavy riffs. Tickets are $15.

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