Mode Thursdays at SoChu House

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DK Strickler isn't just an ordinary DJ; he's a mixologist of music.

Taking intoxicating blends of house music from around the world and adroitly adding in tasty dollops of funky lounge sounds and indie disco cuts, the 33-year-old beat-juggler creates scintillating soundscapes that are as potent as any alcoholic concoction.

So it seems fitting that he will help launch the newest venture of restaurateur Johnny Chu, a renowned Valley chef who's equally adept at mixing up varied ingredients into stunning Asian fusion cuisine at Tien Wong Hot Pot and defunct digs Sens and Fate. Strickler, Dr. Drea, Anthony "HartBreaks" Hart, and Erik "Riot Earp" King will perform during the kickoff of Mode Thursdays at the new SoChu House, 2801 North Central Avenue.

The launch of the weekly event on Thursday, July 26, will also serve as the grand opening celebration of Chu's neo-Asian restaurant and martini bar.

Small plates and tapas will be available for $5, a one-hour hosted bar will be offered at 10 p.m. (a Facebook RSVP is required), and reverse happy hour will be in effect from 11 until last call. The music starts at 10 p.m..

-- By Benjamin Leatherman

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