January 15 agenda: Custom cars in Tokyo

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Friday's selection: Custom cars in Tokyo, the election of Mister Gay in China and an art show in Palm Beach, Florida, among other events.

Custom cars in Tokyo
January 15-17
Tokyo, Japan

One of the world's two largest custom car extravaganzas, Tokyo Auto Salon 2010 is again taking over the Makuhari Messe convention center, with around 600 vehicles on display, as well as presentations by custom shops, car manufacturers and parts firms.



Mr Gay China
January 15
Beijing, China

Staged at the city's Lan Club, China's first gay pageant approximates a beauty revolution for a country whose stance on homosexuality remains ambiguous to say the least. The contest's winner will compete in the Mr Gay World competition in Norway in February.



Art Palm Beach
January 15-19
Palm Beach (Florida), USA

Celebrating its 13th anniversary, Art Palm Beach is a dynamic event in a premier US winter destination, hosting international galleries presenting contemporary art, photography, video, installation art, public sculpture, and design.