For those of you who want to skip the lines, avoid the traffic and go to a variety of different parties and events in your local neighborhoods, then the Game City Showcase is just for you. The best part is that it’s all FREE. RSVP at Htownshowcase.com to unlock a list of events. Customize your Game Time celebration and let METRO take you there.
The Houston Mayor’s Office, Houston Super Bowl Host Committee, METRO, Former City Councilman Gordon Quan, Civic Leader Susan Young and Community Relations Expert Myra Johnson have joined forces to coordinate a 4-night community event series, called the “Game City Showcase,” which will be held the Monday – Thursday leading up to Super Bowl 51 in 4 different neighborhood districts of the city (Midtown, Theater District, EADO, Museum District). All events and activites are FREE with an RSVP: htownshowcase.com
“Our sole mission is to help local businesses and nonprofits benefit from Super Bowl 51 coming to Houston. We want to provide free ways Houstonians can celebrate the game in their own neighborhoods and also encourage use of rail to alleviate traffic and gridlock around town . This is event “for us and by us” to “show love to local”. – Myra Johnson, Event Director
Each night from 6pm -9pm , designated neighborhoods offer 2-6 large scale events inside of existing bars, restaurants, museums and venues that showcase local art, live music, culture, performances. Monday 1/30 in Midtown, Tuesday 1/31 in Theater District, Wednesday 2/1 in East Downtown (EADO), and Thursday 2/2 in the Museum District.
There are also special experiences that last all week long like a “Football Food Crawl” by Houstonia Magazine showcasing 15 restaurants who have agreed to provide free food and beverage sampling.
A “Game City Love” Scavenger Hunt by T-Mobile begins Monday, January 30th at 5 pm and ends Thursday, February 2nd at 9pm. Contestants show love for Htown by exploring Houston neighborhoods, answering trivia about football, visiting landmarks and local businesses for a chance to win one of three grand prizes.
A traveling interactive Selfie wall called, “I AM HOUSTON” by Shelbi Nicole, the official Super Bowl 51 Helmet Artist, is a key focal point. Guests step in front of the wall to surround themselves with words of empowerment, encouragement , creativity and collaboration to signify how Houston’s greatest assets is its people. The mural will unveil on Monday at the Mongoose and Cobra then travel to different locations each night (Tuesday – Batanga , Wednesday – Magpies and Peacocks and Thursday – Health Museum).
Monday, January 30th begins at MATCH in Midtown as executives from Major Sports teach local Houston business owners how to do business with the Pro’s. Next stop, is a visit to Midtown’s very 1st Art Crawl sponsored by Randall featuring 8 galleries, wine and cheese, a charging station by T-Mobile , Virtual Reality experience by Samsung and 18 Wheeler Shipley truck that makes live donuts. Everyone comes together in the evening at the Official Kick Off Party Celebration at Mongoose and Cobra for scotch tastings, DJ, complimentary bites and more. For a full list of nightly programming or interest in being featured please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHO ARE THE EVENT SPONSORS AND COORDINATORS?
- Sponsored by: Houston Mayor’s Office of Special Events, METRO, Houston Super Bowl Host Committee
- Corporate and Media Sponsors: T-Mobile, Shipley Donuts, People’s Trust Credit Union, 365 Houston.com, Houstonia Magazine, Randall’s, Houston on the Cheap
- Community Coordinators: Former City Councilman Gordon Quan, Civic Leader Susan Young, Community Relations Expert Myra Johnson, Entertainment Attorney Sergio Selvera
About GameCity Showcase:
Ephesus is working with the Mayor’s Office, the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee and METRO to coordinate a FREE 4-night, 4 district community event series, called the “Game City Showcase”. The events will take place Monday, January 30 – Thursday, February 4th from 6 pm – 9 pm each night, in Midtown, EADO Theater and Museum District. The mission is to help local businesses and non-profits benefit from Super Bowl 51 coming to Houston and provide free events for Houstonians inside of their favorite venues, bars, restaurants and museums. We are offering 2-4 large scale events per night/per neighborhood, featuring art, live music, culture, and a “Football Food Crawl” that provides free food and beverage sampling & a 4-night “Game City Love” Scavenger Hunt where contestants explore Houston neighborhoods, answer trivia about football facts and the city for a chance FREE with an RSVP: htownshowcase.com
Video Teaser about Event: https://youtu.be/Un6W1Y02uHw
Game City Love Scavenger Hunt Promo Video by METRO with Ric Campo:
Houston “Game City Showcase Ambassadors” and President of METRO Thomas Lambert Invite folks to the festivities: