Joe’s Movement Emporium

Joe’s Movement Emporium

Location: 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mount Rainier MD 20712

Phone: 301-699-1819

Website: http://joesmovement.org/

Joe’s Movement Emporium is a cultural arts hub that acts as a catalyst for creativity and economic opportunity for all through productions and programs in education, artist services and work readiness. Located in the town center of Mount Rainier, Maryland within the Prince George’s County Gateway Arts District, the organization supports and promotes creative projects of local artists and community groups.

Joe’s Movement Emporium has a variety of classes, and dance, music and theater performances.

Joe’s Movement Emporium runs summer theater and arts camps for children and teens.


Upcoming Events


Happenstance Theater: ADRIFT at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Jan 26-Feb 5

Happenstance Theater: ADRIFT

January 26 – February 5, 2023
Thursday, January 26th @ 7:30 PM
Friday, January 27th @ 7:30 PM
Saturday, January 28th @ 3:00 PM
Saturday, January 28th @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, January 29th @ 3:00 PM
Friday, February 3rd @ 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 4th @ 3:00 PM
Saturday, February 4th @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 5th @ 3:00 PM

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium.

Happenstance Theater is presenting a new work inspired by medieval imagery and archetypes collected from the works of Hieronymous Bosch, Pieter Bruegel, the Tarot, and reinterpretations of religious and alchemical art. Drawing parallels between our current moment and the “dark ages,” the ensemble will explore and exploit buffoonery, magic, notions of good, evil, and absurdity with angelic music, devised and existing text, puppetry, visual delight, and movement. Like a ship of fools, this pod of eccentrics will drift into the world to bring delight, share hopes and fears, find a way forward, and then parade away.  

Tickets: $25 or $15 Senior/Children. Click here.

Tags: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier Maryland, Happenstance Theater, Adrift, Circus


The Life and Legacy of Harriet Tubman at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Feb 7

The Life and Legacy of Harriet Tubman
Presented by Cortenia Smith

Tuesday, February 7th, 2023 at 6:30pm

PGCMLS and Joe’s partner for Black History Month to showcase and share African American stories through art. On February 7th at 6:30 PM, join us for a one-woman show about the life, struggles, and triumphs of a former slave.

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium.

Tickets: Free, registration encouraged. Click here.

Tags: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier Maryland, Cortenia Smith, The Life and Legacy of Harriet Tubman, Free Performance, PGCMLS, Prince George’s County Memorial Library System


Sankofa! at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Feb 10-11

Taratibu Youth Association presents: SANKOFA!
The Taratibu Youth Association (TYA) invites you to the TYA 2023 Black History Show, “SANKOFA!”

February 10 & 11, 2023
Friday February 10th 7 pm Show
Saturday February 11th Reception from 1:30 pm- 3 pm
Saturday February 11th 4 pm Show

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium.

This show acknowledges and honors some of the lessons of our path and how we, in the diaspora have incorporated them over the years and now. We tell the story of the Tulsa Massacre, West African young woman’s Rite of Passage, South African Apartheid and select stories through the decades for African Americans. Join us for a celebration of the resiliency and greatness of our people.

Tickets: $30 general, $25 students, $40 reception. Click here.

Tags: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier Maryland, Taratibu Youth Association, Sankofa


Voices of Woodlawn at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Feb 18

Voices of Woodlawn
Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 7:00 PM

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium.

In a unique collaboration, three Black poets and a white poet from the D.C. area will share their moving poetry about the troubled history of the Woodlawn Plantation in Alexandria, Va. Featuring Patrick Washington, Ladi Di Beverly, Diane Wilbon Parks, Dr. Hiram Larew and Cliff Bernier on harmonica.

Tickets: Pay-what-you-wish. Click here.

Tags: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier Maryland, Voices of Woodlawn, Patrick Washington, Ladi Di Beverly, Diane Wilbon Parks, Dr. Hiram Larew, Cliff Bernier


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Upspring Studio presents In the Witch’s Woods at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Now available Online

On Stage at Joe’s Presents: In the Witch’s Woods featuring UpSpring Studio (VIRTUAL)

Sunday December 5 at 4 pm

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium.

Missed the special preview of a new video production, live filming on November 14th? Not to worry! You can catch the virtual production of In the Witch’s Woods December 5th at 4 pm!

The same weirdos who brought you Nutterween present the heart-chilling tale of a lonely witch who uses magic to make friends. UpSpring Studio presents In the Witch’s Woods, a pandemic production featuring new work on fabrics, sling, and trapeze. Follow along as a lonely witch casts a spell to bring complete strangers to her woods to perform and entertain her. Will it work? Will they stay? Enter the woods with us to find out…

Tickets Pay what you want: $10, $25, $50. Click here.

Tags: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier Maryland, Upspring Studion, In the Witch’s Wood, Circus, Online


Amplify! Open Mic at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Dec 11, Online

Joe’s Open Mic Series:
Amplify!
Vision: The Next Generation
Friday, December 11, 2020 . 7PM

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium. Online, click here.

Joe’s Movement Emporium and Creative Suitland are committed to laying the groundwork for a shift in our world, as we know it. The fight for equality and “justice for all” continues here, in our community. The Joe’s Family is inspired with renewed focus on providing cultural experiences through an antiracist lens. Our staff remains vigilant in creating programs that will combat economic, political, and structural disparities in minority communities. We are working to unveil new antiracist programs and partnerships that will help the community tackle the large task at hand. We hope to present some tough questions to spark some very necessary conversations. Through candid conversations and creative community work, we aim to support the movement towards a better world.

Tickets $5 Early Bird, $10 General Admission. Click here.

Tags: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier Maryland, Creative Suitland, Online, Open Mic, Amplify, Vision: The Next Generation


Upspring Studio’s Nutterween at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Dec 8

Upspring Studio’s Nutterween!

Sunday, December 8th at 6 pm

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

In this (slightly) deranged (new) annual aerial tradition, UpSpring explores what would happen if the Nutcracker took place on Halloween. Zombies, snow ghosts, and sea monsters dance and dangle from the ceiling. Does it make any sense? No! And that’s why we love it!

Tickets: $10 (limited early); $17 advance, $20 door, $15 senior/student. Click here.

Tags: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier Maryland, Upspring Studio, Nutterween, The Nutcracker, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky


Improbable Comedy presents Stand Up at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Oct 9, In Person

On Stage at Joe’s presents Improbable Comedy in:
Stand Up at Joe’s

Saturday, October 9, 2021, at 7 pm

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium.

Masks are required for this in-person event.

We can’t wait to see you at Improbable Comedy’s “Mother of All Comedy” show outdoors at Joe’s July 17th at 7:00 pm!

Please make sure to wear a mask. We have a few chairs set and ready for our audience members but please feel free to bring your own chair if you would like!

If you have any questions please email us at jeniffer@joesmovement.org or call us at (301) 699-1819

Tickets $20 General Admission; $10 Seniors, Veterans, Under 16. Click here.

Tags: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier Maryland, Improbable Comedy, Mother of All Comedy Shows


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