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Saturday, April 12, 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM, Fashion for Paws at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Benefits the Washington Humane Society. Cocktail attire, valet parking, dinner. VIP reception at 7:00 PM. Donate or purchase tickets today: info.

Wednesday, April 9

7:00 – 10:00 PM, Washington City Paper's Best of D.C. Fete at Carnegie Library, 801 K St. NW. Food and drink tastings; $80/general, $125/VIP, info.

7:30 PM, DC Bike Party: Cherry Blossom Chase beginning at the Dupont Circle Fountain. Ride through DC’s top attractions, after-party at the Rock And Roll Hotel. Free, info.

Thursday, April 10

6:30- 8:30 PM District Women's - Gateway to Golf Mixer  at City Sports - Georgetown . Appetizers, Cocktails, and Golf Giveaways. Benefits the First Tee of Washington. 20% off merchandise.  Tickets only $25 here.

6:30 – 11:00 PM, Tango with the Stars Gala at One Metro Center, 700 12th St. NW. Washington notables headline Argentine-themed gala for charity. $250, gala, future studio rehearsal and reception, info.

5:30 – 10:00 PM, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship NFTE Happy Hour at Irish Whiskey Public House, 1207 19th St. NW. $5, extended happy hour and a raffle ticket, info.

5:30 – 8:00 PM, NoMa BID Chef Competition at 3 Constitution Square, 175 N St. NE. Talk, chef competition, cocktails, tastings. Free, rsvp.

6:00 – 8:00 PM, Images of Repression and Freedom, Freedom House's annual photo and art auction at Hillyer Art Space, 9 Hillyer Ct. NW. Free, info.

6:00 – 9:00 PM, WeWork & BYT's Business Pitch Fiesta at the Wonder Bread Factory, 641 S St. NW. Choose (AND CELEBRATE) the winner of the Dream Work Space Giveaway! Fiesta style drinks and food, info.

6:00 – 10:00 PM, Lala: A State of Mind at Fathom Creative,1333 14th St. NW. Serli Lala’s solo exhibition of fine art and photography. Wine, beer, & light hors d’oeuvres served. Free, info.

7:30 – 9:30 PM, Take Back The Night Walk beginning at Volta Park, 3400 Volta Pl. Raise awareness and march against sexual violence. $30/walk, sponsor, or make a donation, info.

Tuesday, April 22, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, BISNOW’s Schmoozarama at the new Toro Toro, 1300 I (EYE) St. NW. Pan Latin hors d’oeuvres, open beer and wine bar, specialty cocktails, and high-level business networking. $44, info.

Friday, April 11

7:00 PM, The Children's Ball: to Benefit Children's National at the Ritz Carlton,1150 22nd St NW. Black-tie, white dress preferred. Dinner, dancing, live auction, and after-party. $100+, info.

Saturday, April 12

7:00 – 9:00 AM, The Stroud Foundation’s 4th annual Stroud Foundation 5K beginning at Fletcher’s Boat House, 4940 Canal Rd NW. Brunch to follow race. Benefitting children with learning disabilities. $50/person or $100/family, info.

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, National Cherry Blossom Parade along Constitution Ave. from 7th to 17th St. NW. Performers: American Idol’s Candice Glover, Aaron Carter, Regina Belle, Sheena Easton and Branden James. $20/grandstand seating or free along route, info

11:00am - 1:00pm, Easter Egg Hunt at the Embassy of the Czech Republic, 3900 Spring of Freedom St NW. Children will decorate eggs, live bunnies, Easter egg hunt, Czech candy, Easter bread. Free, rsvp

11:30 AM – 3:00 PM, Cherry Blossom Family Celebration at the Kogod Courtyard – National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F St. NW. Cherry blossom-themed crafts, music, and demo from Smithsonian Gardens. Free, info.

1:00 – 9:00 PM, Pink and Drink Bar Crawl at various DC-area venues. $10, refillable signature mug, pink and white beads, access to some of DC’s best bars, info.

8:30 PM, Catholic Charities Gala After Party at Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Rd. NW. Black-tie. $75, open bar, music, hors d’oeuvres, dessert, info..

1:00 PM, Navy Memorial celebrates its 23rd Annual “Blessing of the Fleets” ceremony and the launch of Year of the Coast Guard. Immediately following the Cherry Blossom Festival Parade. Free, info.

Sunday, April 13

12:30 – 5:30 PM, Easter Egg Hunt and Exhibition at Evermay Estate,1623 28th St. NW. $10, two timed-entry options, info.

6:00 – 10:00 PM, 11th Annual Blue Jeans Ball at Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd. NW. $200, cocktails, tastings, live and silent auctions, live music/dancing, info.