What in the Weekend? Outdoor Festivities and Indoor Fun

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"Amateur Millionaire's Club" about 9 new African American millionaires premieres tomorrow on centric.

CLICK HERE to Listen to Nikki Woods interview with Chyna Bethley of "Amateur Millionaire's Club"

Oprah Builds a Network Pt. 1, Kirk Franklin and Sunday Best returns for Season 5 and Big Ang finally premieres Sunday on VH1. 

Today is National Fried Chicken Day.

Cue up “Hot Fun in the Summertime” and as always, be safe. Here’s what’s going on around your way this weekend.

ON TV:

All Times Eastern

Friday July 6

“The Help” on Showtime at 8 p.m.

Octavia Spence won an Oscar for her performance in this movie about social mores in the segregated South of the 1960’s

Saturday July 7

“The BET Awards ‘12” on BET at 7:30 p.m.

In case you missed the first airing, Samuel L. Jackson hosts, Beyonce shows her class and Whitney, Al Sharpton and Frankie Beverly are given their just due in on this year’s show.

Sunday July 8

“Big Mommas – Like Father, Like Son” at 10 p.m. on HBO

Martin Lawrence, Brandon T. Jackson

If you’re in search of a mindless comedy before the weekend’s out, here you go…

ONSCREEN:

“Savages”

Oliver Stone latest finds two drug-dealing guys sharing the same woman who want to get out of the game

Blake Lively, John Travolta, Taylor Kitsch, Salma Hayek

R

“Katy Perry: Part of Me”

The pop star tells the story of her rise to success

PG

“The Amazing Spiderman”

Andrew Garfield spins the webs this time in the reboot of the 2002 version starring Tobey Maguire, Emma Stone

PG-13

ON SHELVES:

“Beautiful, Dirty, Rich” by J.D. Mason

Best-selling author takes on murder in Texas when convicted murderer Desi Green returns from prison to tell her side of the crime that killed her father

Friday, July 6

TJMS PICK:

Ali Siddiq

Arlington Improv (through July 8)

Siddiq enjoyed his first taste of fame as a finalist on NBC Universal's “Stand Up For Diversity” and on HBO's “Def Comedy Jam.” He’s also appeared on D.L. Hughley's Unapologetic Tour, BET's “One Mic Stand” and “Comic View” and on Bill Bellamy's “Who Got Jokes?” The up and coming comic heads into the Dallas area this weekend, dropping into the Arlington Improv to share his brand of comedy with his growing fans.

NEW ORLEANS, LA

Essence Music Festival (through July 8)

Mercedes-Benz Superdome

DALLAS, TX

Ledisi

Majestic Theater Dallas

8 p.m.

Saturday, July 7

MIAMI, FL

Radio One Fest

T.I., Wale, Young Jeezy, Fat Joe, Waka Flocka Flame and Ice Cube

Klipsch Ampitheater at Bayfront Park

6 p.m.

TAMPA, FL

Fresh Music Festival with SWV, K-Ci and JoJo, Keith Sweat and Guy

USF Sun Dome

8 p.m.

MILWAUKEE, WI

Anthony Hamilton

BMO Harris Pavilion

7:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 8

NEW YORK CITY

Musiq

BB King Blues Club and Grill

8 p.m.

 

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