Las Vegas for less: Soul for your blues, brew for your budget

Cosmo show

Soul chanteuse Krys Wright is an army brat, and you're a spoiled brat, 'cause you get to see her for free at 10:30 p.m. today and Saturday at Book & Stage at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Call 698-7000.

Live blues

The best blues songs are sad, but you'll have no reason to be when you get to see live blues acts for free at 8 p.m. Monday at the Courtyard Stage at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Call 632-7600.

Nickel beers

The beer can be had for a mere 5 cents, but the price most likely includes a gnarly hangover the next day at that cost. Stock up on the Excedrin for nickel beer night at 10 p.m. Tuesday at the Beauty Bar, 517 Fremont St. Call 598-1965.

Free concert

Prepare to repent on Sunday after seeing rascally rockers Sin City Sinners \u25B2 at 10 p.m. today at Club Madrid at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road. The show is free; call 547-7982.

Line dancing

Learn how to do the Watermelon Crawl all proper like with free country line dance lessons at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Stoney's Rockin' Country, 9151 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Call 435-2855.

-- By JASON BRACELIN (Send your cheap and free suggestions to