5 things to do this weekend: 1 - 3 June
PARTY | East Side Story Sundays
The east is where it's at. Find products from Meliponini Honey, Pin Tea and The Pets Couture while you check out merchandise from animal shelter Joyous bArk to raise funds for their cause. Helming the decks will be DJs Aurora, Kid Fiesta, Franc Gooding, Stephen Day and YuJin.
PARTY | Aquaholic Pool Party
Can't believe it's June yet? Spend your day by the pool and beach with a side of alcohol, with music courtesy of DJs Akito Kun, Shigeki and Anthony May. Keep a lookout for performances by Vanda Miss Joaquim and Bali's Aditya Permana, and swimwear by Salem Alba.
SHOPPING | Artbox Singapore 2018
Back for its second edition, this hyped-up fair and market from Bangkok is three times bigger with almost 400 international vendors. Offering more dining zones and larger walkways, expect to see local brands such as The Juicy Way, Susy + Bae and Common Touch. Thai vendors will also be making an appearance, like Thanom Bags, Wansuda Thailand and Catcher Brand.
FESTIVAL | StoryFest: International Storytelling Festival Singapore
This time, the second edition of the festival will celebrate legends and folklores from around the world. Featuring 17 programmes that include performances and masterclasses, catch A Caravan of Stories by the Young Storytellers Mentorship Programme and other international storytellers including Scotland's Mara Menzies, Nairobi-based storyteller Maimouna Jallow and Denmark's The Telling Theatre.
FILM | Italian Film Festival
Presented by Singapore's Italian Embassy, the festival will showcase award-winning films of contemporary Italian cinema, such as Naples in Veils by Ferzan Özpetek and Holding Hands by Gianni Amelio. If you can't wait for Luca Guadagnino's upcoming horror flick this year, Suspiria, keep yourself occupied with his Desire Trilogy: I Am Live, A Bigger Splash and Call Me By Your Name. There will also be a talk about Italian cinema's "Golden Era" and its composers by Italian composer and conductor Massimo Nunzi.