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Pop Thursdays At MOPA - Party Like It's 1983!

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MoPA-Museum of Photograpic Arts- Balboa Park

1649 El Prado · San Diego, CA

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Meet outside at 6:45 or look for familiar faces inside all night.

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MOPA turns 30 this month and POP Thursdays is going to party like its 1983! Join us for this flashback celebration and be sure to dress to impress in your best 80's attire.

Push Pin Party Thursday, May 23, 7:00 pm
Free MOPA Members, $6 Students/Seniors,
$8 General // More info at ( conjunction with the POP Thursdays event will also be a "Push Pin Party." Just like when we opened in 1983, we invite you to put your pictures up on the walls of the museum. This is a rare opportunity for the aspiring photographer to have an image hanging in a world-class photography museum.

The Outsiders Included with cost of entry
Film starts at 8:00 pmStarring C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Patrick Swayze, and Ralph Macchio A gang of tough poor boys, the Greasers, are in constant clash with the wealthy kids, the Socials. The film’s cast of up-and-coming stars, including Diane Lane, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Tom Cruise, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio and C. Thomas Howell, helped spark the Brat Pack genre in the 80’s.

Mobile Photo Challenge Show Us Your 30!
Submissions were made between April 15 and May 15 with #MOPA30.

The Push Pin Party of the 80's meets the technology of today. From April 15 to May 15, people submitted pictures taken with their mobile devices with the theme, "Show Us Your 30!" Our very own Chantel Paul will choose the top 30 images and they will be hung at the POP Thursday event.

Also:~ DJ’s Daniel Sant & Mark Smith play 1983 favorites ~ Stand & Deliver, a MIHO experience~ Libations from Alchemy Cultural Fare & Cocktails

May POP Thursday/Cinema Select | Museum of Photographic Arts (

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