Release Date: 
June 12, 2012


What happens when you combine a cast of superheroes, villains and vixens for a supremely sinful party? Join us on Thursday, July 12 for an unforgettable experience as we transform MOPA’s atrium into an underground world of comic antics and adventure as part of MOPA’s signature after-dark event, POP Thursdays.

Come dressed as your favorite comic character for POP’s first ever costume contest, complete with awe-inspiring prizes fit for a hero or heroine! The acclaimed 2005 film, Sin City will be screening in MOPA’s Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theater, and will also be projected onto the atrium wall. Grab a seat in the theater or enjoy the film and festivities with a cocktail in the atrium. Neil Kendricks, filmmaker and author of Comics Are Everywhere, will present the film with a special introduction.

This interactive evening includes an opportunity to create your own comic book cover portraits in MOPA’s fantasy photo studio. Watch the artists of San Diego Body Art Playground adorn the bodies of live models, airbrushing them into comic book heroes and vixens. San Diego Body Art Playground will also host a photography spotlight showcasing their most daring transformations of models from the everyday to the extreme action figures.

Enjoy delicious street food and sip on craft cocktails created by the culinary masterminds of South Park’s Alchemy Restaurant.Get your groove on with the superhuman sounds of Gabe Vega, San Diego’s premier DJ, as he spins indie dance music. The galleries will be open for viewing The Jazz Loft Projectand Three Story House; the Soapbox! touch table interactive will also on display.

Event begins at 7:00 pm and the screening of Sin City begins at 8:30 pm. Admission is free for MOPA Members, $8 for students and $10 for the general public. Purchase tickets online at http://www.mopa.org/event/2012-07-12/pop-thursday-goes-comic-crazy. Please note that theater seating is limited and is on a first come, first serve basis.

Press Opportunities: To request high-resolution images, additional information or to request press passes, please contact Kristine Page at 619.238.7559 X203 or via email (page@MOPA.org).

MOPA Information: MOPA is a center for visual learning, passionately dedicated to sharing and exploring the universal language of photography. Learn more at MOPA.org.


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