[Photo by Allen Russ, 2012 FotoDC Cherry Blossom contest winner via FotoDC]

[Updated 3/28] The cherry blossoms are blooming in Washington until mid-April, which means lots of cultured tourists and a few great parties and specials around town. While you can't pick the blossoms (it is illegal), you can pick where to indulge in the sweet, pink goodness of cherry cocktails, bites and parties: