Scene & Heard: Singapore International Comedy Festival, Zee Avi, Life is Beautiful and more

On the Road
The Circular Road action just keeps on coming, doesn’t it? Following late night pedestrianization efforts and the big St. Patrick’s Day street party, the next festival we hear will hit the Boat Quay area is the debut of Singapore International Comedy Festival (Apr 23-26). Twenty-nine comedians from all over the world will perform at various venues all along Circular Road and Boat Quay over this four-night (and 131 show!) fest. Log on to for the line-up and ticketing info.

A to Zee
2014 has been pretty great for music fans so far. This month isn’t quite as crazy as the last, but Malaysian indie/pop/jazz starlet Zee Avi is going to be back in town. Also worth catching are Far East Movement at the H20 Festival and neo-traditional folkster Tim Eriksen, who’s in town for Esplanade’s A Tapestry of Sacred Music.

Bar Watch
Fans of The Library’s Stefan Ravalli, we feel your pain. The star barkeep is now off meditating in the Himalayas, so Nicholas Quattroville—who’s worked at London’s W Hotel and La Bodega Negra—is taking the helm with a new, pared-down cocktail list. Other hip new faces on the mixology scene are US imports Ricky Paiva at the Regent’s soon-to-open bar Manhattan—told you hotel bars were getting hip, didn’t we?—and Tyler Hudgens at New Orleans-style resto Life is Beautiful.