Great American Read Community Events

September - October
South Florida

Celebrate PBS' The Great American Read by participating in many of the events happening throughout September and October in the South Florida community. From book crafts and games to special literary speakers and discussions, there is something for every book lover. Click the link below to find a list of all Great American Read events.


On The Town: Lake Worth - Screening

September 27, 2018
Cultural Council Gallery

Join host Frank Licari as he begins Season 3 of spotlighting the vibrant cities and towns that make up Palm Beach County. This show features Lake Worth, both hip and historic. Frank checks out the cities happening arts scene, visits an oceanfront restaurant with postcard perfect views and an historic playhouse that JUST may be haunted. The reception starts at 6:30 PM and the screening will follow at 7:30PM.


South Florida PBS Premiere Screening of Sister, Joe Cardona and Jose L. Vazquez film

September 27, 2018 | 6:30 PM
Tower Theater, Miami

You're invited to the screening of Sister, a Joe Cardona documentary, at the Tower Theater, Miami. Sister is a one-hour documentary highlighting the work of death penalty abolitionist Sister Helen Prejean. It examines the life and influences of Sister Helen and delves into the evolving role of Catholic nuns in America. This poignant piece follows Sister Helen (best selling author of Dead Man Walking) as she counsels and fights for the stay of execution of Oklahoma death row inmate Richard Glossip.


Lucia Micarelli - Live Concert

September 28, 2018
Parker Playhouse

Join the exquisitely talented Lucia Micarelli for an eclectic evening of music, ranging from classical to jazz, pop and traditional fiddle.


¿Qué Pasa, U.S.A.? Today!

September 29, 2018 at 2PM | Adrienne Arsht Center
September 30, 2018 at 2PM | Adrienne Arsht Center

Four decades ago, ¿Qué Pasa, U.S.A.? entered our living rooms and our hearts with its endearingly humorous portrayal of a Cuban exile family in 70’s Miami, whose struggle to adapt and thrive in their adoptive homeland turned a personal story into the universal saga of immigrants in America. Now, our favorite Cuban family is back in the brand-new Spanglish stage production of ¿Qué Pasa, U.S.A.? Today! as the next generation of the Peña family faces new challenges - and new laughs - while forging a new future. Say “Hello America!” again with Joe, Carmen, Violeta and Sharon, along with all-new cast members. Meet and Greet tickets are available to both performances.


Benise - Live Concert

October 13, 2018
Miami-Dade Auditorium

Experience the romance and spirit of Spain with Benise’s new live concert, “Fuego,” a celebration of music, love and life for the whole family! Armed with his Spanish guitar and backed by a stage full of musicians and elaborately choreographed dancers, Benise captures world music at its best, with a show that appeals to people of all ages, cultures and musical backgrounds. It’s an unprecedented and spectacular adventure through Cuban Salsa, Spanish Flamenco, Argentine Tango, Parisian Waltz, Brazilian Samba…and more!


Enrique Chia - Live Concert

October 14, 2018
Miami-Dade Auditorium

Maestro Enrique Chia invites you to an afternoon of “Yearnings and Remembrances,” featuring beloved Cuban and international melodies and accompanied by the beautiful voice of Cristy Arias and dancers Darcy and Odaray. Limited VIP tickets available exclusively through South Florida PBS. VIP tickets include orchestra pit seating, wine and light hors d’oeuvres during the performance, the opportunity to meet Enrique Chia, and autographed CD.


Mannheim Steamroller Christmas - Live Concert

Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Kravis Center For the Performing Arts

The spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller! A favorite holiday tradition for over 30 years, Mannheim’s CDs have become synonymous with the holidays and continue to occupy top spots on Billboard’s Seasonal Charts every year. Experience the magic at Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis, featuring Mannheim holiday classics along with compositions from their groundbreaking Fresh Aire series – including dazzling multimedia effects, performed in the intimate setting of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.


Celtic Thunder X - Live Concert

Friday, December 14, 2018 | 8:00PM
Broward Center for the Performing Arts | Fort Lauderdale

From glen to glen and down the mountain side, Celtic Thunder rolls back into South Florida by popular demand! Known internationally for their larger-than-life performances and frequently featured on PBS, Celtic Thunder mixes traditional Irish folk songs with hot contemporary hits. Backed by the Celtic Thunder Band, the charming all-male singing group ignites the stage and promises audiences an eclectic, engaging and electrifying theatrical experience.


Pavlo - Live Concert

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Broward Center | Fort Lauderdale

Enjoy a night of incredible musicianship, laughter and storytelling with the internationally beloved, award-winning Pavlo! Over his 20-year career, Pavlo’s “Mediterranean music”—a blend of Greek, flamenco, Latin, and Balkan flavors wrapped in contemporary pop – has taken him around the world and led to the release of 11 albums and and two collaborative projects. Pavlo’s concerts bring audiences to their feet – and at each concert, he gives away the guitar he performs with to a lucky audience member. Opa!


Andrea Bocelli - Valentine's Day Concert

Thursday, February 14, 2019
American Airlines Arena | Miami

Experience the legendary Andrea Bocelli live at his annual Valentine’s Day Concert! Thursday, February 14 at American Airlines Arena.


Joe Bonamassa - Live Concert

Sunday, February 17, 2019
Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au Rene Theater | Fort Lauderdale

Experience the electricity of Joe Bonamassa live in concert! Guitar icon Joe Bonamassa has almost singlehandedly redefined the blues-rock genre and brought it into the mainstream, earning two Grammy nominations and racking up more #1 Billboard Blues Albums than any other artist in history. Backed by a stellar band of legendary musicians, Bonamassa brings new songs to life alongside career-spanning favorites in a jaw-dropping performance.


Celtic Woman - Live Concert

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Charles F. Dodge City Center | Pembroke Pines

Celtic Woman celebrates the timeless emotion of Ireland's centuries-old heritage, combining the country’s finest musical talents with epic stage production to present a uniquely inspiring live experience. Comprised of dynamic vocalists Susan McFadden, Mairéad Carlin and Éabha McMahon along with gifted violinist Tara McNeill, their angelic voices and instrumental virtuosity are accompanied by a robust ensemble that includes Irish dancers, bagpipers and a full band playing an array of traditional Celtic instruments.


Chris Botti - Live Concert

Saturday, March 9th | Parker Playhouse
Tuesday, March 12th | Kravis Center

Performing worldwide and selling more than four million albums, Chris Botti’s creative expression begins in jazz but expands beyond the limits of any single genre. A mesmerizing trumpet player and a storyteller who thrives on audience interaction, Botti is also a gracious bandleader surrounding himself with a multitude of talented artists. Experience the eclectic and electrifying sound of Chris Botti and his band at your choice of two venues: Ft. Lauderdale’s Parker Playhouse on March 9th or the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach on March 12th.


All events are handicapped accessible.