By our calculation, pianist Svetlana Velitchko won't actually turn 75 until the 16th of this month. But the party happens Sunday with a concert at 4 p.m. in Wilda Marston Theatre. Velitchko will be joined by Freya Wardlaw-Bailey in a program highlighted by Debussy's "Petite Suite" and the majestic Fantasy in F Minor by Schubert. The event also marks Velitchko's 55 years as a teacher, first in Russia then here in Anchorage. Advance tickets, $25 ($20 for students and seniors) are available by calling 344-3247 or 245-0522.
Admission is free at the Anchorage Museum, 625 C St., starting at 6 p.m. tonight. It's part of the First Friday art openings, which include a major exhibit of glass by Preston Singletary and photos of Mount McKinley climbers by Tim Remick. Singletary speaks at 7 p.m. and Remick at 8 p.m.
Personal and poignant
The latest edition of "Under 30," new works by Alaskans each lasting less than 30 minutes, will wrap up with shows at 8 p.m. tonight and Saturday at Out North, 3800 DeBarr Road. Eric Giliam presents a fantasy piece that will showcase his skills as a magician. Leslie Kimiko Ward and Stephanie Ajax Brown will tell their personal stories with dance. Jack Dalton directs. Admission is $20 at centertix.net or $25 at the door.