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Trekkies, unite. The second installment of the rebooted “Star Trek” franchise “Star Trek: Into Darkness” is heading your way this weekend, with Zoe Saldana picking up where Nichelle Nichols left off. But that’s not the weekend’s only blockbuster. Prince will perform on the Billboard Music Awards this Sunday night, while also picking up a much-deserved Billboard Icon award. Here’s what else is happening this weekend.

HOT ON TV:

All Times Eastern

 Friday, May 17

ROCK IT

“Gridiron Gang”

BET, 7:30 p.m.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson helps a group of youth offenders became a winning football team

Saturday, May 18

HALL PASS

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

HBO, 9 p.m.

Public Enemy, Quincy Jones and Donna Summer are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

WEIGHTY MATTERS

“Iyanla, Fix My Life”

OWN, 9 p.m.

The Pace Sisters struggle with obesity and family secrets

Sunday, May 19

ROYAL NIGHT

Billboard Awards

ABC, 8 p.m.

Prince performs and receives the Icon Award in a special tribute; Tracy Morgan hosts

READ IT:

 “Little Green” by Walter Mosely

If you thought Easy Rawlins was gone for good after the last book, think again…

SEE IT:

BACK ON TREK

“Star Trek: Into Darkness”

PG-13

Zoe Saldana, Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto in the second film reboot of the “Star Trek” franchise

IN CONCERT/EVENTS:

Friday, May 17

BOSTON, MA

Sommore

Wilbur Theater

7:30 p.m

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Brian McKnight

Howard Theater

8 p.m.

Saturday, May 18

jACKSONVILLE, FL

Save Our Sons Summitt

Ribualt High School

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

DETROIT, MI

Legends of Hip-Hop (Doug E. Fresh, Whodini, Slick Rick, Rob Base, Mc Lyte)

8 p.m.

Fox Theater

PHILADELPHIA, PA

East Coast Black Comics Convention 

Enterprise Center

11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

THACKERVILLE, OH

Jill Scott

Global Event Center at WinStar World Casino

8 p.m.

MOLINE, IL

Dru Hill Live In Concert

i Wireless Center

9 p.m.

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