Thursday, July 31 2014

Summer Camp 2014: Photo Time Travelers (K-2)

07.28.2014 9:00 am
July 28 - August 1, 2014
9am - 12pm
Grades K-2 
$200 / Members
$250 / General

With cameras around their necks and their very own time- travelling passports in hand, campers embark on a journey photographing everything from dinosaurs roaming prehistoric jungles, to famous people frozen in time and strange creatures of the future. On Friday families are invited to a special exhibition of the traveling photographers’ best work.

Contact: 619.238.7559 x235 or

Summer Camp 2014: From Darkroom to Digital (9-12) *2 WEEK CAMP

07.28.2014 1:00 pm
July 28 - August 8, 2014 TWO-WEEK CAMP**
1pm - 4pm
Grades 9-12
$425 / Members
$475 / General
includes darkroom materials 

Why are so many photographers reverting to analog, while others continue to experiment with digital processes? See for yourself in this unique camp that explores both film and digital photography through inspired activities and shooting assignments. The first week will include 3 days of darkroom work as Dave Eichinger, Photography Department Head and Lead Professor at City College, walks students through the process of developing a roll of film and making their own prints under the red lights. The second week, led by professional photographer Bernadette Unis-Johnston, students will dive into the artistic side of digital photography and mixed media processes. 

*Students are encouraged to bring both a digital camera with manual settings and a film camera, but are not required to do so to participate in the camp. Students who do not have their own cameras will be able to borrow digital cameras and film Holgas/Dianas from MOPA.

**Campers will be making a 20 minute walk down to the City College darkroom and back on T, W, and Th of Week 1. 

Contact: 619.238.7559 x235 or

Jul 31

Remix Nights

07.31.2014 5:00 pm

Looking for something new and different to do this Summer? Come by MOPA for our Summer Remix Thursday nights. Each Thursday (with a few exceptions), we will stay open until 9 p.m. and feature a mix of entertainment. Plus, as in recent years, MOPA is partnering with The Prado to bring you a special dinner package.

May 29Becky Senf, Inside the Exhibition: After Ansel Adams
June 5Taiwan Cinema Spotlight: King Hu "Dragon Inn" PLEASE NOTE: Special pricing: $10 general, $8 MOPA members. Galleries closed between 4 - 7 pm for private event.
June 12Singer/Songwriter Lisa Campbell
June 19Store Summer Sale Kick-off & Toy Camera Demos
June 26The Darkroom: "Circulation" by Cristopher Cichocki
July 3The musical stylings of Le Ra
July 10Photo Remix: Bring your own photos from home to use in this fun photo transfer activity
July 17No late night due to private event

July 24





Eliza Jane Schneider is an actor, playwright, songstress, dialectologist, and fiddler, most widely known for voicing most of the female characters on Comedy Central’s SOUTH PARK, as well as voicing Rebecca Crane in the ASSASSIN’S CREED game franchise.

July 31


Italian Film Festival screening: "Many Kisses Later (Ex)"  PLEASE NOTE: Special pricing: $10 general, $8 MOPA members.
August 7Remix DJ/Producer spinning all night J. Blow
August 14Quartet Nouveau
August 21Print Photos with Light: Lumi inkodye stations with hosted bar
August 28Songstress, Lisa Campbell, returns


Jul 31

SD Italian Film: Many Kisses Later (Ex)

07.31.2014 7:30 pm

The 2009 Italian box office champion Many Kisses Later (also know as ‘Ex’), from Fausto Brizzi, is a brisk romantic comedy about that crazy little thing called love. It does indeed begin with declarations of love and plenty of kisses, but the question is raised: does love go on?

The film follows six couples between Christmas and Valentine’s Day in episodes that intertwine and revolve around the end of a love affair and the ways former lovers can shape our lives. Exes are like the Phoenix rising from the ashes… not dead but rather lying in wait.  ‘Many Kisses Later’ offers illustrations of relationships that have turned into hatred, into friendship, and ones where the flame of love still burns.  Some lovers have lost sight of each other by choice, others by a bizarre twist of fate, others by mistake. But the film’s message is clear: exes remain a part of our lives and who we are, for better or worse, is at least in part due to them.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, please visit the San Diego Italian Film Festival website.