April 3-4 agenda: Apple iPad goes on sale

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This weekend's selection comprises the official launch of the Apple iPad, the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix in Kuala Lumpur, Easter celebrations, among other events.

Apple iPad goes on sale
April 3
Various locations worldwide

Apple announced that WiFi models of its latest invention - a touchscreen slate device called the iPad - will begin shipping in the US on April 3. 3G models will start shipping at the end of April. WiFi and 3G versions of the device are also expected to become available in Australia, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain and Switzerland in late April, with iPads going on sale in additional countries later during the year. Prices range from $499 for the 16GB WiFi model up to $829 for the WiFi & 3G 64GB model. International pricing will be announced in April.

Hussein Chalayan - from Fashion and back
April 3 - June 20
Tokyo, Japan

Previously on show at London's Design Museum, this display of the fashion designer's creations is now moving to Tokyo's Museum of Contemporary Art, representing Chalayan's first solo exhibition in Japan.

Formula One: Malaysian Grand Prix
April 4
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Michael Schumacher could tie 1970s Formula One legend John MacDonald for the privilege of having won the most races at the Sepang circuit if he crosses the finish line first here. Tickets are 200 MYR / €44 on the hill (100 MYR without roof covering), main grandstand passes are in the region of 1,200 - 2,600 MYR / €265 - 575. The more expensive tickets include access to the accompanying Wyclef Jean / Fatboy Slim concert.

Easter Sunday
April 4

This Christian feast celebrates the resurrection of Christ. The modern and secular celebration of Easter now includes Easter eggs and the Easter Bunny.