$5-$10-$20: A weekly entertainment guide for the cash-strapped college student.

If you have $5

Manslaughter and humor? See the premiere of beast.Films’ short, “Charlie on Parole,” featuring GW alumnus T.J. Miller (of “Cloverfield” acclaim) this Saturday, Oct. 11 at 10:30 p.m. at the Betts Theater in the Marvin Center. Tickets are $5 at the door.

If you have $10

Catch the New Plays Festival, a collection of student-written work presented by Elizabeth Kitsos-Kang, this Friday Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct 12 at 2:30 p.m. Student tickets are $10.

If you have $20

Head to the Black Cat this Sunday, Oct. 12 to join indie pop rock group Ra Ra Riot. Tickets are $12. Use the other $8 to buy yourself a consolatory Girl Talk album, since both shows this weekend at the 9:30 Club and Baltimore’s Sonar are sold out. If only there were some way to have seen Girl Talk for free on campus. If only!

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