Cliché Records Presents: S.O.N.S.
After much negotiation, the obscure and reclusive South Korean producer S.O.N.S. (Shibuya One Night Stand) will be visiting Hong Kong with his unique range of disco, house, techno and ambient sounds. But don’t tell anyone, in case he gets cold feet and runs away again! Jun 10, 11pm. Bassment, LG/F, 13 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, $150 at the door, includes one drink.
Volar Presents Mind Against
The Berlin-based Italian DJ duo Alessandro and Federico Fognini, otherwise known as Mind Against, bring their unique blend of intelligent dance music, house and techno to Volar.
Jun 10, 10pm. Volar, B/F, 38-44 D’Aguilar St., Central. $300 from ticketflap.com/mindagainst including two drinks before 12:30am, one drink thereafter; $350 at the door before 12:30am, $400 thereafter, both include two drinks.
A French Pop Party X Charles-Baptiste Following his Le French May (yes, it’s still going strong in June) World Music Day concert, French pop crooner Charles-Baptiste will be bringing the house down with a DJ set at Kee Club. Expect snippets from famous French singers, contemporary French hip hop and electro. Zut alors! Jun 18, 10pm. Kee Club, 6/F, 32 Wellington St., Central, $200 (early bird)-$300 from ticketflap. com/keecharlesbaptiste. W Hotel Summer Series
Pool Party: Hot Streak
The W’s summer pool parties are back!
This year, they’re adding a fitness edge to these signature high-energy parties: Ticketholders will be able to take part in a free warmup workout from 8-9pm before all the wet debauchery starts. If you really care about maintaining your beach bod, there’ll also be a detox buffet during the party with healthy treats and drinks, as well as a silent disco workout booth for those who want to bring the HIIT into their wining and grinding. The after-party continues at Woobar, from 11pm
‘til late. Jun 25, Jul 30, Aug 13, 27, 8pm. Wet Pool, 76/F, W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Rd. West, $350 early bird tickets from ticketflap.com/poolparty4june, $450 at the door; both include one standard drink. $888 for “WIP” tickets with free flow champagne until midnight. The Beef & Liberty pop-up restaurant at PMQ is still going strong, and it’s hosting a summer party in collaboration with Little Burro, Nice Pops and Brooklyn Brewery for burritos and margaritas, icy popsicles, Brooklyn lager on tap, and of course, Beef & Liberty sliders. Re:Flex aka Little Burro owner Roger De Leon spins hip hop all day. Jun 18, 12:30-6pm. Major Portion of S109-S113, 1/F, Block A, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen St., Central, 2548-9789. Free entry. This summer the Happy Valley races are taking on some inspiration from Rio de Janeiro, with the racecourse’s staple band Carnivale—featuring Cuban, Colombian and Dominican talents— bringing on the latino rhythms, while samba dancers move their stuff. There’ll be plenty of summer treats, games to play and prizes to be won—not to mention all the action at the races. Jun 15, 22, 7pm. Happy Valley Racecourse, Wong Nai Chung Gap Rd., Happy Valley, $10 at the door. The Bollands are back! The foot-stomping husband-and-wife indie folk duo were mainstays of the Hong Kong gig scene, but they returned to their Kiwi home a year ago. They’re coming back for a one-off gig together with local rockers Tango and Snatch, playing all-new material. If you missed them the last time they were in Hong Kong, don’t make the same mistake twice. Jun 25, 9pm. Hong Kong Brew House, G/F & Basement, 21 D’Aguilar St., Central, $100 at the door, includes one drink.
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