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It's a 'Sound of Music' holiday week

WHAT If you're looking for a musical this time of year that's not a holiday show, try the Rogers and Hammerstein classic "The Sound of Music." Yes, "the hills are still alive" with the sound of Von Trapps -- but there is nary a sleigh bell to be heard. Lots of kids, a singing-nun nanny, a widower who needs a sense of humor and, oh yeah, watch out for the Nazis!

WHEN | WHERE 2 and 7 p.m. Monday through next Friday, through Jan. 29 at Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. Main St.

INFO $18-$32;, 631-724-3700

ART: 'Double Vision' Dix Hills exhibit

WHAT "Double Vision," two related exhibitions of works by Art League of Long Island faculty and students, takes over both levels of the Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery during the holidays. "Selected Works by the Art League Faculty," including "Breakfast" by Joel Spector, can be seen on the lower level of the gallery and "Sculptors from the Stone and Wood Carving Programs of Thom Janusz" is on display upstairs. Among the sculptures is Janusz's "Wiatr (The Wind)."

WHEN | WHERE 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays through Jan. 8 at the Art League of Long Island's Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery, 107 E. Deer Park Ave., Dix Hills

INFO Free;, 631-462-5400

MUSIC: A 'Christmas Ceili' in Mineola

WHAT The Irish-American Society presents Pete Kelly's Premier Ceili Band in a "Christmas Ceili" evening of Irish dancing. Ceili (pronounced KAY-lee) is a traditional Irish or Scottish party with music -- invariably involving the fiddle -- and dancing, along with storytelling. Kelly, who moved to the States in 1959 from Galway, is his namesake band's fiddler. Retired from Wall Street and the U.S. Army, Kelly, who lives in Ronkonkoma, once played for dancers on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Irish American Center, 297 Willis Ave., Mineola

INFO $20;, 516-746-9392

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