Dust off your tux: Dapper Day on Metro arrives this Sunday, April 29


Ever wanted to tour L.A.’s historical landmarks in your classiest attire (much like Dapper Dan, star of the video above)? Your chance comes this Sunday thanks to transit advocacy group Rail LA, which is hosting its Dapper Day on the Subway.

The event — part parade, part tour, part performance art — seeks “to celebrate the city’s rich mass transit history and rally support for future expansions of local rail,” according to Rail LA’s press release. You’ll need to wear fancy dress — suggestions here — and have a $5 Metro Day Pass. (Update: To clarify, there are some stops along the way that require cash for admission, i.e. $7 to get into the Hollyhock House. Please see the schedule for further details.)

The tour’s highlights include stops in Hollywood, El Pueblo, downtown LA and Chinatown. More details on the schedule are posted below. If you decide to attend, definitely tweet some photos of your tour to us @MetroLosAngeles.

9:30am — Opening Ceremony — Hollywood/Vine Red Line Station
Participants gather in station decorated with Hollywood memorabilia
Brief opening ceremony with short commencement speech
10:00am — Barnsdall Art Park & Open House at Hollyhock House — Sunset/Vermont Red Line Station
4800 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90027
Riders tour Hollyhock House – no cameras allowed inside
12:30pm — Heritage Day Celebration at El Pueblo Monument — Union Station
125 Paseo de La Plaza Los Angeles, CA 90012
LA Heritage Alliance hosts tours, booths and a scavenger hunt
3:00pm — Afternoon Mixer and Group Photo in Union Station — Union Station
800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
4:00pm — Dapper Ride on Angel‚s Flight with Tango Performers — Pershing Square Red/Purple Line Station
351 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Tango performers: The Los Angeles del Tango Ensemble entertain waiting passengers
Participants ride on Bunker Hill in a vintage rail car
John Welborne from Angel‚s Flight Foundation speaks about Angel‚s Flight
5:30pm — Dinner at Via Cafe and Hop Louie in Chinatown — Chinatown Gold Line Station
451 Gin Ling Way, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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