Friday's highlights comprise the Bangkok Auto Show in Thailand, the Joburg art fair in Johannesburg, an exhibit that mixes fashion and royalty in London, among other events.
Bangkok International Auto Show
March 26 - April 6
The Bangkok show draws over 1.6 million visitors and showcases Asian brands from growth markets such as India, Malaysia and China. Low-cost vehicles abound, and there is an adjoining motorcycle and yachting display and "Miss Motorshow" contest.
The Enchanted Palace
March 26 - January 2011
Kensington Palace will be taken over by British designers including Vivienne Westwood, who have reimagined the royal residence's rooms and created dresses for them to illustrate the stories of the princesses who lived there.
With the Penny Arcade Expo usually held in Washington on the west coast of the USA, and covering tabletop, console and PC gaming, PAX East launches as a companion event for the east coast jam-packed with Q&A panels, live podcasts, seminars, a games tournament, Star Trek's Wil Wheaton, comedy, concerts and movie screenings.
Joburg Art Fair
March 26 - 28
Sandton Convention Centre
Joburg will be the home for 23 participating galleries, featuring the work of over 400 artists and 40 designers from South Africa and the greater continent. The Joburg Art Fair showcases the cream of contemporary artistic production and is a critical platform for positioning African artists as players in the international art arena.