Association for Campus Entertainment

Upcoming Events

Welcome Week 2018

Sunday, August 19, 7:30-10 pm

Seahawk Soul Concert and Open Mic Night

The Hub Greenway

Join us for a night of fun, food, and music as we celebrate the first Sunday of the fall semester! You’ll meet members of our multicultural student organizations as well as departments serving multiple populations across campus.  Have a talent you want to showcase? Then sign up to be a performer in the open-mic time slot by stopping by the ACE table in the lawn area or email ace@uncw.edu. Come join us and meet fellow Seahawks at this one of a kind event!

Tuesday, August 21, 8:30 pm

ACE Presents: The Emperor's New Groove

Amphitheater (rain location: Lumina Theater)

Come out to our FREE outdoor screening of The Emperor’s New Groove. Arrogant young Emperor Kuzco (David Spade) is transformed into a llama by his power-hungry advisor -- the devious diva Yzma (Eartha Kitt). Stranded in the jungle, Kuzco's only chance to get back home and reclaim the high life rests with a good-hearted peasant named Pacha (John Goodman). Together, they must return Kuzco to the throne before Yzma tracks them down and finishes him off. Rain location: Lumina Theater, Fisher Student Center. Sponsored by ACE. Movie title subject to change.

Wednesday, August 22, 8 pm

Concert and Fireworks

Gazebo Fields (rain location: Warwick Center)

Come out and celebrate the first day of classes with this awesome UNCW tradition! What better way to get the year started than with a concert and fireworks? The concert by Boston-based band Juice will begin at 8 pm, and the fireworks display will start at 9 pm. Sponsored by the Association for Campus Entertainment, Housing and Residence Life and the Residence Hall Association. In the event of rain, the fireworks will be cancelled and the concert and refreshments will be moved to the Warwick Center Ballroom.

About Juice:

With seven distinct personalities, Juice distills rock, r&b and hip-hop into a signature sound with a flavorful kick of electric violin, rich harmonies, honest lyrics, and festival-worthy choruses. After meeting as freshman at Boston College, Juice became unified upon winning their school’s “Battle of the Bands” in 2014. Soon after, things got serious.

Through constant gigging, Juice honed their live performance, displaying an original raw energy. Soon, Juice went from frequent gigs at the city’s famed Middle East to selling out East Coast hotspots such as Brighton Music Hall, Mercury Lounge, Rockwood Music Hall, and more. Releasing their full-length debut in 2016, the band landed a viral hit in the form of “Gold,” which popped up on countless “Discover Weekly” playlists and cracked over 386,000 Spotify streams without any traditional promotion.

Hitting Summerfest Milwaukee for the first time in 2016, Juice impressively won the grand prize at the festival’s Land The Big Gig Competition. Graduating from college a year later, the musicians returned to the annual festival and opened for pop juggernaut DNCE. Along the way, they carefully sharpened their style, merging virtuosic musicianship and vivid songwriting.

After meeting GRAMMY® Award-nominated producer Johnny K at Summerfest, the band headed to Milwaukee in 2017 to record their upcoming project. Now, they introduce this collection with the soaring single “Sugar.”

Thursday, August 23, 6 pm

International Film (TBA)

Lumina Theater, FSC

Free for everyone!

Friday, August 24, 6 & 9 pm

ACE Presents: Black Panther

Lumina Theater, FSC

Free for everyone!

After the death of his father, T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king -- and as Black Panther -- gets tested when he's drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people. Free tickets will be distributed in Sharky’s Box Office & Game Room on the first floor of the Fisher Student Center one hour before show time. Sponsored by ACE. Movie title subject to change.

Saturday, August 25, 6 & 9 pm

ACE Presents: Avengers: Infinity War

Lumina Theater, FSC

Free for everyone!

Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet -- the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment. Free tickets will be distributed in Sharky’s Box Office & Game Room on the first floor of the Fisher Student Center one hour before show time. Sponsored by ACE. Movie title subject to change.

Saturday, August 25, 8 pm

ACE Presents: Magician/Comedian Joseph Tran 

Burney Center

Join the Association for Campus Entertainment (ACE) for a night of comedy and magic to kickstart your semester! This event is FREE and open to all!

Tuesday, August 28, 11:30 am-1:30 pm

ACE Presents: Teal Tuesday Kickoff

Amphitheater (rain location: Sharky's Game Room)

Get excited to celebrate the first Teal Tuesday of the 2018-2019 school year with ACE spirit! Come by the Campus Amphitheater anytime between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to get free Teal Tuesday t-shirts and meet fellow spirited Seahawks! This is a FREE event sponsored by the Association for Campus Entertainment (ACE).

Friday, August 31, 6 & 9 pm

ACE Presents: A Quiet Place 

Lumina Theater, FSC

$2 for students, $1 for military students, $4 for non-students

A family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival. If they hear you, they hunt you. Starring John Krasinski and Emily Blunt. Tickets are $2 with UNCW student ID, $1 for military students, and $4 for non-students. Tickets will be distributed in Sharky’s Box Office & Game Room on the first floor of the Fisher Student Center one hour before show time. Sponsored by ACE. Movie title subject to change. 

Saturday, September 1, 6 pm

ACE Presents: Game Night 

Lumina Theater, FSC

Free for everyone!

Max (Jason Bateman) and Annie's (Rachel McAdams) weekly game night gets kicked up a notch when Max's brother Brooks arranges a murder mystery party- complete with fake thugs and federal agents. So when Brooks gets kidnapped, it's all supposed to be part of the game. As the competitors set out to solve the case, they start to learn that neither the game nor Brooks are what they seem to be. The friends soon find themselves in over their heads as each twist leads to another unexpected turn over the course of one chaotic night. Free tickets will be distributed in Sharky’s Box Office & Game Room on the first floor of the Fisher Student Center one hour before show time. Sponsored by ACE. Movie title subject to change.

Wednesday, September 5, 6 pm

Association for Campus Entertainment (ACE) Interest Meeting

Sharky's Game Room 

Open to all students!

Want to have a say in the entertainment available to you and your peers? The Association for Campus Entertainment is an organization of students who coordinate events for their fellow Seahawks. We want YOU to be a part of the fun! Join us at the interest meeting to see if you would like to be involved with Activities & Arts, Concerts, Homecoming, Spirit, and/or the Films committees. ACE is open to all students, interests, and majors, and can help you build leadership skills, improve your résumé for every major, and have fun while you’re doing it!

More events coming soon!