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Playboy announces its first White House correspondents’ party

There’s no black tie necessary at one White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) dinner party — Playboy magazine just announced it’s getting in on the “Nerd Prom” action for the first time.

The adult mag will hold a “No Tie After-Party” following the April 28 correspondents’ dinner in Washington, hosted by Cooper Hefner, the publication’s chief creative officer and son of its late founder, Hugh Hefner.

“Playboy has always been a passionate fighter for the First Amendment and for a free press in general,” a Wednesday invite to the shindig said. The party, according to organizers, will serve as an “appreciation for the work [journalists] do with a wink and nod to the culture and politics of D.C.”

{mosads}The invite-only affair will welcome guests from across the political spectrum, with attendees at the downtown D.C. event encouraged to “loosen your political (bow)tie and enjoy one night of freedom and entertainment for all.”

The Playboy bash isn’t the only event being added to the social scene lineup that weekend.

British Ambassador to the United States Kim Darroch and his wife are also hosting a Beatles-inspired evening on the eve of the WHCA dinner. The party, dubbed “Come Together,” was also announced Wednesday and is poised to feature a performance by “Starry Eyed Surprise” singer Paul Oakenfold. Miss Universe 2018 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters is also slated to attend.

The name of the event, according to organizers, “is a nod to the Beatles’ song of the same name and a desire for politicians in Washington to do just that.”

The theme of the bash at the British Ambassador’s residence in Washington will be “the Swinging Sixties, an homage to the cultural revolution that ushered in an explosion of art, music and fashion in Great Britain.”

The WHCA dinner will be at the Washington Hilton on April 28, featuring comedian Michelle Wolf as a headliner.

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