It's been a long, expensive summer. Those margeritas by the pool don't come cheap, and traveling the length and breadth of your home country to see everyone who insists you visit them on your trip home really tugs at those purse strings.
We've compiled a list of awesome events in Shanghai that make it easy to stick to that post summer budget AND have a good time, without spending every evening trying to stream netflix on your appalling internet or browsing the shelves in Big Movie, hoping that pirated copy of Suicide Squad isn't filmed on some dudes iPhone in a cinema.
OK, it's free to watch a movie on your sofa - but for only 78RMB you can go to The Pearl with your friends, watch a movie AND get a bacon cheese burger, french fries AND a beer. Not bad.
Of Montreal's eclectic and entertaining show is coming to Shanghai this weekend - and it's only RMB180! Get em quick!
If you want to go a bit more high brow despite the empty wallet, you can spend a mere 80RMB and listen to the beautiful tones of the National Youth Choir of Britain, which is comprised of some of the most promising young singers in the world.
Adapted from the higly acclaimed book of the same name, this screening of The Curious Incedent of the Dog in the Night-Time by National Theatre Live is surely not to be missed ... and for only 150RMB, BARGAIN!
The measily sum of 100CNY will get you the Kung Fu Komedy Club to chortle the night away watching actor, writer and all round funny guy Dwayne Perkins, known best for Jesus Is My Co-Pilot (2009), At Your Convenience (2012) and Barstow 2008 (2001).