There are no local teams involved in the Sweet 16 games tonight at the Verizon Center, but the neighborhood won't be short on spirit.
Syracuse fans can hit a pregame happy hour at Sign of the Whale -- the city's main 'Cuse bar -- from 4 to 6 p.m. before heading to Clyde's of Gallery Place. The Syracuse cheerleaders perform there at 6:45 p.m., and Otto the Orange will be in attendance.
Indiana alumni should make for Penn Social, where the Hoosiers cheerleaders and marching band perform. Everything gets underway at 6:45 p.m.
The University of Miami is taking over Penn Quarter Sports Tavern for the night, hosting pre- and post-game celebrations with $12 Miller Lite Pitchers, $6 23-ounce glasses of Sam Adams and Fat Tire, and $6 Hurricanes. (If you don't have tickets, they'll be showing the game there, too.)
Marquette is hosting a game-viewing party at Hamilton's.