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Picture leaving work for the evening, and before grabbing a bite and a bubbly with friends, strolling down Main Street for a some chic shopping in the breezy, late summer air. Or setting off on a weekend afternoon to scour a market of wares from Rochester's top designers and dealers. You can make this a reality by attending The Paris Flea: An Occasional Market in the City, which will be held Friday, August 23, through Saturday, August 31, as a unique benefit for Blackfriars Theatre (795 E. Main St.).

Organizers of the sale promise that the event, which is designed by Blackfriars Artistic Director John Haldoupis, will have a decidedly theatrical flair and will transform the theater to a Parisian outdoor market. Admission to The Paris Flea is $5.

The market will be open 2-7 p.m. daily, except Monday. The August event is one of two seasonal markets planned. This fall, look for the organization's second sale, Theatre of Dreams: A Holiday Market in the City, which will commence Thanksgiving weekend. For more information, call 454-1260, or visit