The brotherhood of New Edition continues their tour, heading down South this weekend. Anita Baker makes a rare appearance in New York City, so if you’re in or near the area it may be worth trying to get some tickets to see the “Sweet Love” singer. (Remember Mother’s Day is coming soon.)

Soulman Anthony Hamilton heads out as well, in support of his album “Back To Love.” If a concert is not in your plans this weekend, there are a few good movies on TV and on Comedy Central, The Comedy Awards, airs on Sunday. Catch Tom Joyner at this year’s Cowboys of Color Rodeo in Oklahoma City. If racing is your thing, the annual Kentucky Derby takes place on Saturday with the “Queen of Hip Hop Soul”, Mary J. Blige, singing the National Anthem. And of course, the anxiously awaited Marvel superhero dream team “The Avengers” flies into theaters in the wake of some great reviews and word-of-mouth so get your tickets early. Read on for more goings on this weekend near you.

Click here to hear TJMS’ Nikki Woods’ “What in the Weekend?” segment.

ON TV

All Times Eastern

Friday May 4

“Who Do You Think You Are?” at 8 p.m. on NBC

Quincy Jones’ actress daughter Rashida Jones traces her roots back to Ireland

Saturday May 5

“Motives” on BET at 9:30 p].m.

Shemar Moore and Vivica A. Fox play a married couple with dangerous secrets

Sunday. May 6

The Comedy Awards on Comedy Central at 9 p.m.

Tracy Morgan, Key and Peele and more appear at The Comedy Awards

ONSCREEN

“Marvel’s The Avengers”

The superhero dream team heads to theaters with great reviews

Robert Downey, Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johanssen

PG-13

“Mother’s Day”

Rebecca DeMornay stars as a sadistic mother intent on keeping her grown children in their home despite losing it to foreclosure and the new tenants living in it

R

ON SHELVES

“The Gift of Fire/On The Head of A Pin”

Mystery writer Walter Mosely offers two novella in his latest release

Friday, May 4

ALEXANDRIA, VA

Mint Condition

The Birchmere

NASHVILLE, TN

Anthony Hamilton

Ryman Auditorium

8 p.m.

Saturday, May 5

TJMS PICK

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK

Cowboys of Color Rodeo

Tom Joyner attends the annual event; admission is free

Fairgrounds at State Fair Park

3001 General Pershing Boulevard

9 a.m.-10 p.m.

PHILADELPHIA, PA

“Phenomenally U: Three Candid Conversations with Mothers and Daughters about Sex, Self-Respect and Success in the Reality TV Era”

The Free Library

1901 Vine Street Room 108

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

WASHINGTON, DC

Chaka Khan

Howard Theater

8 p.m.

CORAL GABLES, FL

New Edition

BankUnited Center

8 p.m.

LOUISVILLE, KY

T.I.’s Celebrity Kentucky Derby Gala

Kentucky Expo Center

10 p.m.

Sunday, May 6

COLUMBIA, SC

New Edition

Colonial Life Arena

7 p.m.

NEW YORK, NY

Anita Baker

Radio City Music Hall

8 p.m.

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