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Tony-winner Kelli O’Hara will perform in Boise with opera baritone Nathan Gunn in Sun Valley on Friday, Sept. 2. The event will benefit the Sun Valley Opera.
Tony-winner Kelli O’Hara will perform in Boise with opera baritone Nathan Gunn in Sun Valley on Friday, Sept. 2. The event will benefit the Sun Valley Opera.

Here are some fun road trips to keep on your radar for the next couple of weeks.

▪  Celebrate history at “Wagon Days” with a pancake breakfast, music, arts and crafts, art walk, antique fair and the annual Big Hitch Parade at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3. Check out the free concert following Saturday’s parade with Amy Clawson & Coltrane. Friday, Sept. 2, to Monday, Sept. 5. You’ll find events throughout Ketchum and the Sun Valley area. WagonDays.org.

▪  Broadway and opera superstars Kelli O’Hara and Nathan Gunn will “Salute Broadway Under the Stars” with the American Festival Orchestra. They will perform some of the most beautiful songs written for the American stage by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Gershwin, Porter and more. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, Sun Valley Pavilion, 300 Dollar Road. $75-$250. SunValley.ticketfly.com.

▪  Watch artists do what they do best as the Plein Air Painters of Idaho’s Paint Out at Redfish Lake in Stanley, from Monday, Sept. 5, to Friday, Sept. 9, at Redfish Lake Lodge. Twenty artists from across Idaho will set up easels and give their interpretations of the area. You’ll find daily demonstrations and a reception and show at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8. PleinAirPaintersOfIdaho.org.

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