Pink Tie Party: Celebrate the blossoms during the eighth edition of the annual fundraiser, the kickoff to the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center , 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. $200 per person. Tickets required. Metro: Federal Triangle. 7-11 p.m.

Petal Pass: The limited-edition pass provides savings at local retailers, restaurants, fitness centers and more. Free at 164 Capital One Bank branches throughout the region.

Selected events during the Cherry Blossom Festival

●Residents and visitors may take a single class at any Joy of Motion Dance Center for free. No dance experience required.