Pink Slip Party (Not an Attire Suggestion)

Network at the Lotus Lounge

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When a trend reaches DC, you just KNOW it's gone mainstream. Hence, the Pink Slip Party that's been happening just about every month at the Lotus Lounge (1420 K St. NW). And when we say "pink slip," you also know we're not talking about a pastel-colored tutu. Although that would probably be a much happier party than the one that's actually going on.

The party planners bring human-resources types from multiple fields, so don't think it's just limited to down-in-the-dumps financiers. Although Lotus Lounge is generally known for its steep cover and pricy bottle service, this event is probably the one that'll end up going easy on your wallet. Get in for free, have a drink and maybe -- just maybe -- become employed again. Happy hour specials include $4 beer, house wines and rail drinks, half-price specialty cocktails and $5 appetizers.

Bring your resumes. And a designated driver. Now THAT, our friends, is a party.

Next event: Wednesday, June 11, 5-8 p.m.

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