THE WEEK AHEAD
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Memorial Day festivities
Myrtle Beach Military Appreciation Days Memorial Day weekend parade, with Rocky Bleier, four-time Super Bowl-winning Pittsburgh Steelers running back, as grand marshal, takes place 10:30 a.m. Saturday on Myrtle Beach’s Ocean Boulevard, beginning at 27th Avenue North.
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The parade will be followed by a family picnic on Ocean Boulevard, between Eighth and Ninth avenues northThe Veterans Beard & ’Stache Beach Bash also will be held on Saturday. Visit www.militaryappreciationdays.com for more information.
Surfside Beach is hosting its own Memorial Day Celebration from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at 11 N. Ocean Blvd. The event includes inflatables for kids, live music and concessions. Visit www.surfsidebeach.org for more information.
More ‘Fast and Furious’
Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines. “Fast and Furious 6” opens in theaters everywhere this Friday. Original cast members Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Jordana Brewster return to the PG-13 rated film, as well as some other faces we’ve met along the way, from Dwayne Johnson to Ludacris and Tyrese Gibson. “The Hangover Part III” also opens this week, starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis as the Wolf Pack returns to Las Vegas. Rated R.
Bikefest hits Atlantic Beach
The Atlantic Beach Bikefest begins Thursday and continues through May 27.
The Bikefest, which happens annually on the heels of the Harley-Davidson Cruisn’ the Coast bike rally, also attracts thousands of bikers along the Grand Strand. Event festivities are based in the Atlantic Beach area, though the presence of the bikers will be noticed well beyond that area.
Officials in Atlantic Beach say various performers and events are planned for inside the town during the rally.
It’s conference tournament time for the Chanticleers, Gamecocks and Tigers baseball teams.
Coastal Carolina begins its quest for an eighth straight Big South tournament title Tuesday in Lynchburg, Va., South Carolina begins SEC play Wednesday in Hoover, Ala., and Clemson starts ACC postseason competition Wednesday in Durham, N.C.
The Big South champion will be crowned Saturday and the SEC and ACC champs will be decided Sunday.