Old age is a powerful source of wisdom, which is why the best police detectives keep steamer trunks full of Victorian silverware in the back seats of their cars. Surround yourself with sagacity with today's GrouponLive deal: for $12, you get a general-admission weekend pass for two to the 13th annual Great Southwestern Antique Show at Expo New Mexico's Manuel Lujan Building in complexes A, B, and C (a $24 value). The pass is valid on Saturday, August 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, August 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
One of the Southwest's largest antiquing events, the Great Southwestern Antique Show attracts more than 200 artifact dealers and thousands of history lovers from around the world. Guests can browse authentic, museum-quality specimens of folk art and Native American crafts, searching for hidden gems and learning the stories behind pieces that catch their eye. Dealers display merchandise with a wide range of price tags, giving wallets of all sizes a rare chance to socialize and frolic together. Sponsored by Cowboys and Indians Antiques, a local dealer of Western art and Native American artifacts, the event serves as a vital cultural link, as well as an opportunity to learn about the past and a chance to decorate an end table with something other than a statuette of James Madison.