BET awards 2013*It’s here! The BET Experience we’ve all been waiting for. And seriously, it’s going to be a blast. We’ve got the full schedule for you just in case you didn’t know.

All weekend, celebrities, fans, friends, and music will keep you active right there at L.A. Live.

Friday night, don’t miss the opening Fan Fest which will showcase new talent, exhibits, stages of who knows what shenanigans, and lots of food brought to you by A Taste of Soul food festival.

The festivities start at 12 p.m. Friday and will go on until 7 p.m. in lots 6, 7, and 8 at the JW Marriott Conference Center. The Fan Fest will take place everyday throughout the weekend but will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Also, look for Music Matters stage performances from The Rap Pack, BJ The Chicago Kid, Mali Music, PJ Morton, Big K.R.I.T., and Kimberly Nicole the first night from 1-7 p.m. in Lot 6.

Your favorite BET video countdown will take place with a special LIVE broadcast from the NOKIA Plaza from 3-5 p.m.

We expect Saturday to be one of the more exciting days of the weekend, next to the awards ceremony of course. BET is hosting the BET Awards Lifetime Achievement Exhibit at the GRAMMY Museum from 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. and then a host of seminars about money, culture, love and relationships, faith and family, and so much more. BET is also launching Genius Talks and Couples Uncovered franchises, which will include panels with an array of BET talent. That will take place from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the JW Marriott Conference Center.

If you didn’t get the chance to take part in the American Black Film Festival this year, you’ll get your chance to check out some of the films showcased this season at a special Black film festival presented by My Black if Beautiful. Check out the film screenings below:

12:30pm               Auditorium 6 – Mother of George (107 min)

1:2 pm                  Auditorium 7 – Imagine A Future Screening (30 min)

2:40pm                 Auditorium 7 – Despicable Me 2 (98 min)

3:10pm                 Auditorium 6 – Things Never Said (111 min)

5:15pm                 Auditorium 7 – Gun Hill (82 min)

6:00pm                 Auditorium 6 – The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (120 min)

7:30pm                 Auditorium 7 – Fruitvale Station (87 min)


Saturday’s Music Matters stage performances will include rising talent Elijah Blake, Mateo, Jessie Wilson, Austin Brown, Marsha Ambrosius, Ab — – Soul, RaVaughn, and Bridget Kelly.

Don’t miss out on the fun at the BETX Celebrity Game from 2-4 p.m. and of course, 106 & Park, brought to you live from 3-5 p.m.

Sunday, let’s go to church with BET’s “Sunday Best” Gospel Stage, hosted by Kirk Franklin and exclusive performances from Donnie McClurkin, Karen Clark Sheard, Kiera Sheard, and Sunday Best winners, Amber Bullock, Joshua Rogers and Le’Andria Johnson. The show begins at 12 p.m.

Finally, be sure to tune into the BET Awards hosted by Chris Tucker, coming to you live at 8 p.m.