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Massive Mission Block Party Rounds Up Neighborhood's Best Shops For Shopping & Entertainment

The 3rd Annual Mission Block Party is upon us, just in time to steer you away from the mall and through the doors of some of the city's best small businesses. And it's massive--stretching from Market St. all the way to 24th St., from Mission to Dolores.

Bicycle Film Festival Kicks Off This Thursday, Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

In honor of its 10th anniversary, the Bicycle Film Festival is throwing one heck of a party all over town. Bike fanatics certainly have a lot to celebrate this year, so bring on the movies, music and merrymaking.

Starting Wednesday night at 9 pm, destroy your hump day blues by heading to the Knockout for the free kick-off party featuring DJs from Debaser and more (we didn't tell you this, but you can get Four Loko there).

Mission Workshop Offers Bags, Beer, BBQ and Art Today After Work

The founders of Chrome bags, have taken their bag connoisseurship to the next level by throwing open the doors of Mission Workshop, a new messenger bag studio (jackets to come) located in the Mission, naturally, right off 16th Street between Mission and Valencia. These bags are weatherproof, roomy and manufactured in Colorado, but the best thing about them is they're the kind you can beat up and use the hell out of. 

Talking Shop: 5 New Spots for Retail Therapy

Whether it’s a sign of a rebounding economy or happy coincidence, one thing’s for certain: new shopping destinations having been popping up left and right of late. From a weekend-only shop in Hayes Valley to a Mission location specializing in urban backpacks, here are five new spots for local retail therapy:

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