This summer, Melburnians can again cool off while listening to laidback jazz and funk when Summer Sundays takes over the pool at the Prahran Aquatic Centre for three weekends on January 20, February 3 and February 10. DJ Mike Gurrieri will spin poolside beats from 1–6pm each day, so Chapel Street visitors can groove along while they swim.
Gurrieri is a local radio presenter (who runs Mystic Brew every Tuesday morning on PBS), music label owner and long-time record store fanatic whose DJ sets span soul, jazz, funk and world music. While the event itself is free, the normal pool entry fee of $6.60 will be charged at the door, or $12.70 if you also want to access the facility's spa, sauna and steam room. There's a raised sundeck and expansive lawn to laze away the day on, too.
Keep in mind that this event is all-ages and alcohol-free, so leave the tinnies at home.