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Not that you needed a reason to cut out of work early on Friday, but here's a good one: Shopping festivities will be taking over Valencia and many of the surrounding side streets from 5:00 until 9:00pm for the fifth annual Mission Block Party. Be on the look out for merchants including Weston Wear, Bell Jar (they'll have a surprise folk band with sets at 6:30 and 8:30), Good Vibrations and Mira Mira offering up beverages, discounts, music and prizes.
· Mission Block Party [Official Site]
· Weston Wear [Official Site]
· Mira Mira [Official Site]