Say hello to the Year of the Dog with a Lunar New Year Celebration at the Tilles Center

This Friday marks the beginning of the Lunar New Year and to ring it in, the Long Island Chinese American Association’s third annual Celebration, showcasing the diversity, splendor and richness of the Asian culture, is set to take place at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post, on Feb. 25.

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Craft beer fest and chocolate and wine pairing with sides of awesomeness

Tap into some new brews and sample some old favorites at this year’s Hops and Props Craft Beer Festival, held Feb. 10 at the NYCB Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City; and/or make reservations for ChocoVino, a chocolate and wine pairing, held Feb. 14, at Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead.

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Symphonic tribute to Paul McCartney, “Live and Let Die,” this Sunday

Fans of Paul McCartney (and Beatles’ hit songs), like you and me, can rejoice at the fact that Tony Kishman – Paul McCartney tribute artist extraordinaire – is bringing his talents to the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, courtesy of The Gateway, on Jan. 14.

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“A Christmas Story” comes to life now through Wednesday

For me, it’s not Christmas day unless the house is bustling with people and the TV channel is set to the “A Christmas Story” marathon – for added background noise. So, if your holiday seems very similar to mine, you will want to take time out (just as I will) for “A Christmas Story,” presented live by The Gateway at the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, Dec. 20-27.

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Get your boost of merry at holiday-themed entertainment – featured around town

Since the tree (for many) is decorated, the menorah is being lit each night through Dec. 20 and the presents are nearly wrapped, you can step back a minute for some local, holiday-style entertainment, offered Dec. 16 and Dec. 17.

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