Warning: If you're riding the Metro on Sunday, some of your fellow travelers may not be wearing pants.
The "No Pants Metro Ride" is this Sunday. The annual ride was started by the New York City group Improv Everywhere in 2002, and has taken place in several cities across the world one day each winter for many years.
A pre-ride meeting for participating riders will be at 2 p.m. at the L'Enfant Metro station. And there will be an afterparty at Level One / 30 Degrees near the DuPont Circle Metro starting at 5 p.m., "for drinks, food and no-pants fun," according to the event page.
"The idea behind No Pants is simple: Random passengers board a subway car at separate stops in the middle of winter without pants. The participants do not behave as if they know each other, and they all wear winter coats, hats, scarves, and gloves. The only unusual thing is their lack of pants," Improv Everywhere states on its website.
On the No Pants event page on Facebook, organizers note, "Make sure you have a place to keep your pants on your person and hidden like a bag or backpack. Also, if any figure of authority tells you to put your pants back on, do as they say."