Four Nights, Four Districts, For Free – Just for you!


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 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:

“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


  • 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, 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:

Promo Videos:

Video Teaser about Event:

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:


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