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Trying to Find Love and Basketball in #Houston

04/01/2011

NCAA Final Four Games are coming to the H! Can’t go to the games, but want to hang out to see and be seen? All the Single Ladies, might want to make it to Houston this weekend, because the Final Four Basketball Games are in #Houston, Tx. Now you don’t have to be looking for a guy at these events to enjoy yourself. If you are a die hard basketball fan, then here are some events you may want to attend that are FREE! Who knows, you may find a little Love and Basketball.

Free Final Four 2011 Events in Houston

Final Four Friday Team Practices (April 1) — Watch the college teams practice at Reliant Stadium from noon to 4 p.m. The specific schedule is based on team seeding. Team coaches will speak after each team practice. Fans will have a chance to win game tickets throughout the day!

Reese’s® College All-Star Game (April 1) – Stick around after the team practices for the College All-Star Game featuring some of the best collegiate athletes. Game time is 4:30 p.m. at Reliant Stadium. A special community thank you to Reese’s and Kroger, who will present a $10,000 check to Texas Children’s Hospital March 31.

The Big Dance Concert Series (April 1-3) — It’s a three-day party at Discovery Green! Each day brings a new line-up of entertainers along with activities, spirit squads, mascots, pep bands, and food. Headliners are Sublime with Rome (Friday), The Kings of Leon (Saturday) and Kenny Chesney (Sunday). Concerts will go from 12 – 4 pm. Stick around for the outdoor viewing party of the national semifinal games April 2 on the giant video screens from 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Powerade NCAA Youth Clinics (April 2) — Kids ages 8-16 can learn from the best at the NCAA Youth Clinics for 1,200 kids at four venues. [NOTE: According to the latest info at the Final Four Website, online registration is closed. Limited on-site registration will be available on Saturday. For the best chance of participation, it recommends taking your child to the Reagan High School location at 413 E. 13th Street, 77008].

Outdoor Viewing Party at Market Square Park (April 2, 4) – Watch the games on the flat screens at Market Square Park and join the Greeks for Greek food, beer and wine in the Saint Arnold Beer Garden! The party begins Saturday at 3 p.m. (game time at 5:20 p.m.) and Monday at 6 p.m. (game time at 8:20 p.m.). This event is sponsored by Niko Niko and the Downtown District.

NCAA Final Four Dribble (April 3) – The 18-and-under crowd are in for a treat! 4,000 kids can sign up for the NCAA Final Four Dribble to dribble a basketball from City Hall to the George R. Brown. Participants will receive a free basketball, t-shirt, and free wristband to Bracket Town! Sign up online through April 2 here. 1,000 spots will be available first-come, first-serve beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday for those who didn’t register online. The Dribble begins at 2 p.m.

These events were brought to you by Houston on the Cheap and for info on NCAA check out the blogs at our local city paper HERE!

LIVE Life…and Get outta the House!

Aerika Eshelle

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