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Photo: Ultra Singapore

Brace yourself for a hot, hot weekend of all excess: Expect an artistically overwhelming universe of dots; a heart-pounding electronic dance music festival that will have you drinking and dancing till you can’t feel your face; binge-watching 13 episodes of jolty comedy-suspense-drama, Orange Is The New Black; and all the Negronis you could wish for across different participating bars in Singapore.

Yayoi Kusama: Life Is The Heart Of A Rainbow

Till 3 September at National Gallery Singapore

The art world’s queen of dots, Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama has 120 of her artworks—from sculptures to graphic installations and videos created over the last 60 years—displayed at the National Gallery for all to see. The retrospective tells the story of her childhood in Japan during World War II, her journey as an Asian female artist in Western realms, and her thoughts on social movements throughout the decades.

Ultra Singapore 2017

10 and 11 June at the Ultra Park (beside Marina Bay Sands Hotel)

Ravers rejoice—the two-day electronic dance music festival is back, this time with EDM titans including Tiesto, Steve Aoki, Showtek, Hardwell and Don Diablo set to turn up the heat on the Resistance and Live stages at Ultra Park. Don’t know about rooms at the Marina Bay Sands, but there are still a few hundred tickets left to buy before the festival sells out…so get on it!

Orange Is The New Black

The wait is finally over…season 5 is here! What happened after the firearm cliffhanger from last season’s last episode? Will “Pornstache” return? Who else is going to die – or be taken hostage? Is Alex and Piper ever going to get back together? Why is everyone talking about Taystee being a great negotiator? All these questions will be answered across this 13-episode series and more. Prepare to binge.

Singapore Negroni Week

Till 11 June at different bars across the island

50 bars, 3 ingredients (Campari, gin and vermouth), and 1 iconic cocktail – the negroni. Singapore Negroni Week 2017 has taken over the island with some of the best golden, bittersweet-smokey concoctions for your endless imbibing all weekend. The best part? All proceeds go to charity – the global initiative has reportedly raised a collective six-figure amount for an array of worthy causes in the last few days alone.

By Dana Koh