It’s Social Media Week all around the world, and to help Houstonians celebrate from the comfort of their home city, the fabulous folks at CoHouston have come up with a few events to keep us busy and thinking. Follow #SMWHOU for updates and more details.

okraMonday, Feb 18th, 5-7pm, OKRA Charity Saloon
What better way to kick off social media week than to be social? Get out there and mix and mingle with your fellow social media fiends while supporting the OKRA Charity Bar. All profits from bar sales go towards a non-profit chosen by patrons!

blacksheepWednesday, Feb 20th, 7-10pm, Marfreless
Be on the look out for a hashtag war using #SMWShinDig and gather at Marfreless for a good ol’ Black Sheep Shin-dig. If you’ve ever been to one of these in the past, you know to expect a packed room of interesting and super social folks. What else can you expect? How about happy hour drink specials, free food, photo booth fun and of course, a hashtag competition. Bring something fun to swap, like stickers or business cards or a (charged) smart phone to connect instantly on twitter.

cactus_twitter_logoThursday, Feb 21st, 5-7pm, Cactus Music
Put in your input and help crowd source the playlist for this special interactive event held at Cactus Music on Thursday while you sip on free beers from St. Arnold’s! This local music shop is always finding creative ways to provide the Houston community with a music haven. Gotta love it. You have until 9pm tonight to submit your pick for the playlist. Guidelines here.

smbhouFriday, Feb 22nd, 8:30-10am, Canopy
Perfect timing for a Social Media Breakfast! Gather together over delicious breakfast options and strong coffee for a discussion of the hottest trends in Social Media for 2013 and how they will affect the Houston marketplace. The speaking panel consists of 4 local business owners who will weigh in on how they have used social media to further their business and what they’re looking to do in 2013 to go even further! Follow the hashtag #smbhou for details and get there early for a good seat!

instacrawlSaturday, Feb 23rd, 10am-2pm, Blacksmith
It’s time for another #instacrawl!! That’s right, grab your phone and meet up at Blacksmith with your fellow instragrammers for coffee, breakfast and a discussion on your favorite filters, editing apps, and new sharing platforms for your pictures. From there, an informal crawl will commence all around Houston by foot, bike or car. Tag your pictures with #instacrawl!


So, there you have it. Lots of events to chose from and be a part of in a variety of ways. Whether you are looking to interact, be a part of a crowd sourcing project, learn new tips, hear a speaker panel, or share your personal view point of Houston through a camera lens, CoHouston and #SMWHOU have you covered. Now go out there and be social!

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