Top 5 Picks for the Week

| 09 Feb 2016 | 05:20


“The Illusive Eye”

The new exhibition at El Museo del Barrio explores optical and kinetic art from 17 countries with a focus on the Americas, and presents an examination of optical art’s mystical origins through a presentation of at times mind-bending geometric works that trick the eye.

“The Illusive Eye”

Now through May 21

El Museo del Barrio

1230 Fifth Ave., between East 104th and East 105th Streets

Museum hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Admission $9

For more information, call 212-831-7272 or visit


“A Taste of Love”

New York Baroque Incorporated, an ensemble that performs on period instruments, presents Handel’s “Il Delirio Amoroso” with soprano Sara MacKimmie at the Museum of Sex. The evening also includes culinary treats, champagne and wine.

“A Taste of Love”

Thursday, Feb. 11

Museum of Sex

233 Fifth Ave. at East 27th Street

6 p.m.

Tickets $95

For tickets, visit


“Climate Control”

Kathryn Posin Dance Company premieres new work “Climate Control” to start the Harkness Dance Festival at 92nd Street Y. The project, a collaboration with composer and singer Meredith Monk, incorporates a live performance of Monk’s composition “Facing North” with movements inspired by dances from different regions and climates.

“Climate Control”

92nd Street Y

Feb. 11-12

1395 Lexington Ave., at 92nd Street

8 p.m.

Tickets $25-$35

For tickets, visit or call 212-415-5500

Celebrating Brazilian Carnaval

A day-long celebration of Brazil at the Ailey Extension, hosted by Salsa dancer Quenia Ribeiro, includes dance lessons and Brazilian drumming workshops, ending with a high-energy, music-filled dance party.

Celebrating Brazilian Carnaval

Saturday, Feb. 13

The Ailey Extension

405 West 55th St. at Columbus Avenue

1-11 p.m.

$25 for single class, $80 for full day

To purchase, visit or call 212-405-9500


“City of Glass”

In a new adaptation of Paul Auster’s “City of Glass,” video projections onto cracked glass represent some of the story’s themes. The detective story, set on the Upper West Side, stars Robert Honeywell as private investigator Daniel Quinn, who receives a fateful phone call that sets the story in motion.

“City of Glass”

Feb. 19-March 12

New Ohio Theatre

154 Christopher St., between Greenwich and Washington Streets

Assorted show times

Tickets $25-$30

For tickets, call 888-596-1027 or visit