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A360 blasts: Art picks for May 16-22

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin

Thursday-Saturday

“Austin Latino New Play Festival.” Teatro Vivo’s new play festival has drawn standing-room-only crowds for several years now. Perhaps that’s because the staged readings of new plays offer a chance for the audience to provide feedback afterward and participate in the process. On Thursday, it’s “El Jardin Viviente” by Ariana Mendez; Friday, it’s “Quincea-What” by Caroline Dobson Chavez; and Ruperto Reyes’ “Petra’s Pastorela” wraps things up on Saturday. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Rollins Studio Theatre, Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. $10 reserved seating ($8 students and seniors), $20-$25 for three day passes. www.thelongcenter.org.

Saturday

“Art Museum Day.” In conjunction with the Association of Art Museum Directors, AMOA-Arthouse is celebrating “Art Museum Day” with free admission and programming at both its Laguna Gloria and Jones Center locations. Family-friendly, interactive activities will happen throughout the day. Docent led tours take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at both sites. And at 7 p.m. at the Jones Center there’s “Küçük Sinemalar: Experimental Cinema from Turkey,” a screening of 12 short works. Jones Center, 700 Congress Ave. and Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St. Free. www.amoa-arthouse.org.