“Antiques Roadshow” Hitting the Beltway

But not 'til Aug. 21. Siiiiigh!

"Antiques Roadshow" is getting on the road again -- but finally, it's on the road to us.

You're just going to have to be a liiiittle bit patient. OK, or a lot patient. The PBS show will tape an episode here, but not until Aug. 21. That's a Saturday, people, we checked, so no need to blow off work for yet another one of your reality show attempts.

The show will be open to the public between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. the day of taping. Washington Business Journal reports the venue hasn't been settled yet, but one contender is the Convention Center. The Journal has the (modern) history, too:

"Antiques Roadshow" made a stop in Baltimore in 2007 and in College Park during its first season in 1996. Among treasures appraised at those shows were a collection of Indian artifacts valued at $130,000 to $200,000, a W.L. Metcalf painting appraised at $150,000 and an 1850s quilt worth an estimated $50,000.

Tickets are free, but required. Between 5,000 and 6,000 people are expected to attend. We can't think of a better way to spend a day with several thousand of your closest D.C. friends. No, seriously, we can't. Because you know going to a Redskins game isn't making that list anymore.

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