We hope that you’ll make it out to the memorial bike ride for Edwin Gardner. It starts at 9 a.m. at Cannon Park (on Calhoun Street between Ashley and Rutledge).

This afternoon, you can send off some local cyclists before they ride across the country for Darkness to Light at Pedal for Prevention in Marion Square. There’ll be cupcakes, bike tune-ups, and music from the V-Tones.

Greenville better watch itself before it wrecks itself. Two of the Upstate city’s teams unwisely think they can beat our local players. The RiverDogs play the Drive all weekend and the Lowcountry Highrollers have a bout against Tha U.R.G.E. Let’s show ‘em who’s boss.

The Mill is using its third anniversary to raise money for Gulf oil spill relief efforts. Just because it’s your birthday doesn’t mean it has to only be about you.

Wouldn’t it be funny if Michael Emerson and Carrie Preston performed Love Letters as their well-known television characters? That would make for a creepy/evil/trashy evening.

Theatre 99 will have Comedy Combat and Improv Riot shows, and the Flowertown Players continue their run of Don’t Try to Wake Him, Hand Me the Shovel. Dancefx hosts its Crazy Sexy Cancer Benefit, which raises money for the American Cancer Society.

A Softer World opens at Eye Level Art, featuring work from Kristy Bishop, Helen Rice, Stacy Bradley, and Shelley Smith. And 16 Penny Gallery will have a studio clearence, with works priced at $50 or less.

Feel better about your own middle school experience by watching Welcome to the Dollhouse. No one had it as bad as the Weinerdog.

Charleston Fashion Week’s 2011 run is months away and the time is just crawling by. But you can reminisce on CFW 2010 at the photo exhibit at Stems, curated by Tim Hussey.

Take the kids to the Freestyle Luau on Friday afternoon or to see Bugsy Malone Junior at Dock Street.

And I think we’re going to need a bigger boat. Why? Because it’s Shark Week. You’ll also be safe if you check out WakeFest at Trophy Lakes. No sharks there.