Celebrate cherry blossoms: Barberton’s Cherry Blossom Festival kicks off at 5 p.m., continuing through Sunday around Lake Anna. You’ll find rides, food, a parade on Saturday morning, a cherry pie-eating contest, activities for kids and lots more. barbertoncherryblossom.com.

 

Attend charity ball: The Big Blue Legacy Ball is at 6 p.m. at the Akron Civic Theatre. It’s a benefit for Ma’Sue Productions, which is dedicated to portraying the African American experience through theater, and will feature a showing of the new film “Milkweed” and music by Hayden Gilbert and the Ruckus and Nah Nah. Blue attire is encouraged. Tickets are $25 at the door. https://bit.ly/2DJiPSU.

 

Hear about moon landing: Bryan Palaszewski of the NASA Glenn Research Center talks about the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s journey to the moon at the 8 p.m. meeting of the Astronomy Club of Akron. It’s at the Portage Lakes Kiwanis Civic Center, 725 Portage Lakes Drive. www.acaoh.org.

 

See 'Titanic' musical: Players Guild Theatre in Canton opens its production of “Titanic: The Musical” at 8 p.m, continuing through June 2. Tickets are $32, $29 seniors, $25 age 17 and under at www.playersguildtheatre.com.