Cashmere Cat at Volar
The legendary Norwegian DJ and turntablist is set to hit up Volar in August, so start blasting those remixes of Lana Del Rey (“National Anthem”) and Jeremih, that Ariana Grande collab (“Adore”), and of course, his EP “Mirror Maru” to gear up for the big event. Aug 18, 10pm.
Volar, B/F, 38-44 D’Aguilar St., Central, $250 from ticketflap.com/cashmerecat, entry before 12:30am with two drinks, thereafter with just one. $300 at the door before 12:30am, $350 thereafter; both with two drinks.
Ozone Presents David Viale for Bastille Day Bastille Day is around the corner, and Frenchbased DJ talent David Viale, one half of sibling DJ duo La Griffe, will be powering up the decks to celebrate liberté, égalité, fraternité. Jul 14, 10pm. Ozone, 118/F, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Rd. West, West Kowloon, free entry. The Kiwi dreampop foursome Yumi Zouma: made up of Sam Perry, Christie Simpson, Josh Burgess and Charlie Ryder, heads to Hong Kong this September for a one-off gig in recently opened indie venue Café Hillywood. Having played with the likes of Lorde and Chet Faker, this is one gig Hong Kong hipsters won’t want to miss. The band is supported by local acts Yukilovey and newcomers Merry Lamb Lamb. Sep 16, 8pm. Café Hillywood, LG/F, 152 Austin Rd., Jordan, $280 from ticketflap.com/yumizouma. Bobby Taylor Returns
Motown legend and Jackson 5 producer Bobby Taylor hits up Grappa’s Cellar en route to the
Kota Kinabalu Jazz Festival, performing classics as well as paying tribute to to Marvin Gaye,
Stevie Wonder and The Temptations. Jul 16, 8pm. Grappa’s Cellar, B/F, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, $288 from Grappa’s Cellar, includes one drink. A la carte dinner available from 6:30pm. D-i bites just got even fancier at their latest weekday Happy Hour offering, which includes a pairing of Japanese canapés with free flow Perrier Jouët Grand Brut for $388. Wed-Fri, 5-9pm. Dragon-i, U/G, The Centrium, 60 Wyndham St., Central. Summer Fridays at Motorino’s
Every Friday this season from 3-6pm, you can grab free-flow Peronis and Neapolitan pizzas
(yes, non-stop pizzas too!), for just $228. You’ll be able to choose from four popular styles, including marinara, margherita, brussels sprout and the spicy soppressata picante. Go on, leave work early. It’s a Friday! Through Sep 30, Fridays. Motorino, 15 Ship St., Wan Chai; Motorino , 14 Shelley St., Central.
Fireball and Ski Shots at Zerve & Zerve Plus Every Wednesday and Thursday at beer pong hall Zerve Plus, for $256 you and three buddies can share a round of Fireball ski shots (four shot glasses tacked on a single ski): Throw in $20 extra and you get a whole pizza as well. Wed-Thu.
Zerve & Zerve Plus, 8-9/F, Zing!, 38 Yiu Wa St., Causeway Bay.
Viet Kitchen Live DJ Happy Hour
Cliché Records takes over Viet Kitchen on every last Friday of the month for happy hour drinks all night long: $28 first drink, $48 thereafter. TGIF indeed! Jul 29. Viet Kitchen, Shop G04&G06, Nexxus Building, 41 Connaught Rd., Central.
Get in on some cool new cocktails at Wan Chai vermuteria Pirata, from the gin- and English breakfast tea-based Admiral Tea ($90) to the tropical rum cocktail Pirata Tiki AllSpice ($95). To make weekend happy hour vibes even happier, the bar offers free flow spritz cocktails for just $180 between 5-7:30pm, Fri-Sun. Pirata, 29-30/F, 239 Hennessy Rd., Wan Chai.