“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.
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.
For more information, call 212-831-7272 or visit www.elmuseo.org
“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.
Thursday, Feb. 11
Museum of Sex
233 Fifth Ave. at East 27th Street
For tickets, visit www.nybaroque.org/events/
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.
92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave., at 92nd Street
For tickets, visit 92y.org/harknessfestival 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.
Saturday, Feb. 13
The Ailey Extension
405 West 55th St. at Columbus Avenue
$25 for single class, $80 for full day
To purchase, visit http://www.alvinailey.org/Celebrate-Brazilian-Carnaval 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.
Feb. 19-March 12
New Ohio Theatre
154 Christopher St., between Greenwich and Washington Streets
Assorted show times
For tickets, call 888-596-1027 or visit www.untitledtheater.com