Football’s rolling right along and for you NBA fans, the kings of the hardwood got next as the NBA season starts up officially in two weeks. If you’re a music fan, R. Kelly and Erykah Badu are both on the road and on TV, there’s plenty of information about the upcoming election as both BET and CNN have specials on what’s at stake this this year. Sunday Night Football is a clash of the titans ad the Steelers take on the Bengals. And of course, if you’re in Philadelphia this weekend, the Take Your Loved One to the Doctor Day Expo offers medical screenings and information, the entire TJMS crew, two concerts and more all for free! Read on for what’s happening this weekend.

ON TV
All Times Eastern

Friday, October 19

“Shark Tank”at 8 p.m. on ABC
NFL player Brandon Jacobs comes along with an entrepreneur to pitch the Sharks, who are in rare form this season with always cautious FUBU founder Daymond John along with Mark Cuban

“Grassroots” at 9 p.m. on BET
Kerry Washington and other celebrities talk about the importance of this year’s election in a 2-part special that focuses on grassroots activism

Saturday, October 20
 
“Voters in America: Who Counts” at 8 p.m. on CNN
A look at Florida House Bill 1355, passed in 2011 that fundamentally changed voting laws in the state

Sunday, October 21

“Sunday Night Football” on NBC at 8:20 p.m.
The Steelers travel to Cincy to take on QB Andy Dalton and his air show, but Pittsburgh has won the last four meetings.  

ONSCREEN

“Alex Cross”
Tyler Perry  chases serial killer Matthew Fox in the role that Morgan Freeman created based on the James Patterson bestsellers

“Paranormal Activity 4”
You’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all, the latest in the horror franchise
R

“The Sessions”
With the help of a priest and a sex therapist a disabled man sets out to lose his virginity at age 38
John Hawkes, William H. Macy and Helen Hunt star
R

ON SHELVES
“It’s Complicated (But It Doesn’t Have to Be): A Modern Kind to Finding and Keeping Love” by Paul Carrick Brunson
Another entry into the overcrowded relationship advice book market, but this one seems like it’s at least a practical guide

Friday, October 19

TJMS PICK

PHILADELPHIA, PA

“Take Your Loved One To the Doctor” Expo
The Tom Joyner Morning Show comes to Philadelphia with special guests including Dr. Ian, Johnny Gill, Q Parker, Dr. Ro, Dr. Robin Smith, Monie Love, and more. The two day expo at Philadelphia’s Liacouris Center features a live broadcast on Friday morning and 2 days of fun, health information, panels, workshops and performances. The Expo goes from 9:30 a.m. -7 p.m. on Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. There is an Old School Afterparty Concert on Friday night and a Comedy Show on Saturday night. All events are FREE. For more info, click here.

OTHER DR. DAY EVENTS AROUND THE COUNTRY

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
Mondawmin Mall
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
cholesterol tests, blood pressure checks, speak w/University of Maryland doctors, health info on cancer, heart disease, nutrition, how to quit smoking w/free activities for kids & giveaways, etc. Partnered w/University of Maryland Medical System.

COLUMBUS, GA
Valley HealthCare System
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
glucose,blood pressure, depression, dental, & prostate cancer screenings, height/weight/body mass index, clinical breast exams, rapid HIV testing provided by New Horizon, & more.

TALLAHASSEE, FL
noon -2 p.m.
Bond Community Health Center
free health screenings, food, drinks, etc.

WASHINGTON, DC
Providence Hospital
6 a.m.-10 a.m.
free stroke screenings

NEW HAVEN, CT
Cornell Scott Hill Health Center's Convenient Care Walk-In Clinic
Held entire month of October; free health screenings; must make appointment

DETROIT, MI
Northland Mall
8 a.m.-3 p.m.
screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol and Diabetes, HIV Testing, Healthy Cooking demonstrations

RICHMOND, VA
Vernon Jharris Medical Center
719 North 25th Street
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
free medical/dental screenings & prizes

ATLANTA, GA
R. Kelly
Fox Theater
8 p.m.

NORFOLK, VA
Erykah Badu and Ricky Smiley Love and Laughter Tour
Chrysler Hall
8 p.m.

LOS ANGELES, CA
Mint Condition
Club Nokia

Saturday, October 20

WOODLANDS, TX
Jill Scott and Charlie Wilson Majic 102.1 35th Anniversary Show
6:30 p.m.
Woodlands Pavilion

CHARLOTTE, NC
Erykah Badu and Ricky Smiley Love and Laughter Tour
Owens Auditorium
8 p.m.

COLUMBUS, OH
KEM (with Silk)
Veterans Memorial Coliseum
8 p.m.

Sunday, October 21
 

MIAMI, FL
R. Kelly
James L. Knight Center
7:30 p.m.

HBCU Classics

Biker Classic in Daytona Beach, FL- Bethune-Cookman takes on Norfolk State University
South Georgia Heritage Classic in Valdosta, GA- Fort Valley State takes on Stillman College
Howard University Homecoming- Howard Bisons take on the Morgan State Bears

 

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