Association for Campus Entertainment

Upcoming Events  
Thursday, January 17, 6:30 pm-8 pm
UNCWelcome Back: Boseman Gallery Opening: Coping Ugly
Boseman Art Gallery, FUU
About the exhibit: As the result of a profound loss, grief is a natural, inescapable part of living. America is still largely a grief-avoidant culture and death is still an uncomfortable topic. Grief and those grieving can be marginalized by our society, typically in a passive way by others’ reluctance for discomfort. Confronting the messiness of grief and the reality of death in a public space could encourage perspective shifts.   

As an artist who experienced the death of a loved one, Lewis has a personal understanding of grief that was unimaginable prior to her lose. Grief has become an integral part of her life, and in the way she creates art. Her grief has also served as a catalyst: to make human connections as part of the healing process, to create pieces that engage the public with uncomfortable topics and to give voice and visualization to her experience. In Coping Ugly, the artist will openly offer her own grief in visual form and, in doing so, provide to those viewers who have experienced loss, a reminder: you’re not alone.

Friday, January 18, 6 & 9 pm

UNCWelcome Back: ACE Presents: Bohemian Rhapsody

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

Lumina Theater, FSC

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie (Rami Malek), surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day. (Written by Twentieth Century Fox)

Saturday, January 19, 6 pm

UNCWelcome Back: ACE Presents: Venom

Free for everyone!

Lumina Theater, FSC

Journalist Eddie Brock is trying to take down Carlton Drake, the notorious and brilliant founder of the Life Foundation. While investigating one of Drake's experiments, Eddie's body merges with the alien Venom -- leaving him with superhuman strength and power. Twisted, dark and fueled by rage, Venom tries to control the new and dangerous abilities that Eddie finds so intoxicating.

Thursday, January 24, 6 pm

UNCWelcome Back: ACE Presents: Persepolis

Free for everyone!

Lumina Theater, FSC

A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution.

Friday, January 25, 6 & 9 pm

UNCWelcome Back: ACE Presents: Overlord

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

Lumina Theater, FSC

On the eve of D-Day, American paratroopers drop behind enemy lines to penetrate the walls of a fortified church and destroy a radio transmitter. As the soldiers approach their target, they soon begin to realize that there's more going on in the Nazi-occupied village than a simple military operation. Making their way to an underground lab, the outnumbered men stumble upon a sinister experiment that forces them into a vicious battle against an army of the undead. (IMDB)

Saturday, January 26, 6 pm

UNCWelcome Back: ACE Presents: Halloween (2018)

Free for everyone!

Lumina Theater, FSC

It's been 40 years since Laurie Strode survived a vicious attack from crazed killer Michael Myers on Halloween night. Locked up in an institution, Myers manages to escape when his bus transfer goes horribly wrong. Laurie now faces a terrifying showdown when the masked madman returns to Haddonfield, Ill. -- but this time, she's ready for him. (IMDB)

Homecoming 2019 ACE Events

Monday, January 28, 11:30 am-1:30 pm

ACE Presents: Homecoming Kickoff

Randall Library, Fisher University Union, Cameron Hall, Wagoner Dining Hall 

Come out to the ACE tables and get some FREE Homecoming SWAG, as well as coffee, hot chocolate, and mini cupcakes!

Monday, January 28, 10 pm-12 am

ACE Presents: Late Night Breakfast and Lip Sync Battle

Wagoner Dining Hall 

Come out to Wag to be a part of a fun Homecoming tradition! We will be serving free breakfast foods and will have a Lip Sync competition to enter.

Tuesday, January 29, 6-8 pm

ACE Presents: Teal Tuesday After Dark

Amphitheater (Lumina rain location)

Featuring a showing of Madagascar to follow the Paint the World Teal travel theme, as well as crafts and food at the Amphitheater. In the event of rain, this event will be moved inside to Lumina Theater and Sharky’s Game Room in the Fisher Student Center.

Madagascar summary: Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York's Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends -- Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo -- have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape -- with the help of some prodigious penguins -- to explore the world. (IMDB)

Thursday, January 31, 8-9 pm

ACE Presents: Shamilton!

Burney Center  

Free for everyone!

Join members of famed musical improve group Baby Wants Candy as they create an epic musical on the spot based on a historical celebrity of your choosing- from Genghis Khan to Kim Kardashian. It’s the show Lin-Manuel Miranda calls “cease and desist!”

“Shamilton! The Improvised Hip-Hop Parody Musical” has enjoyed fully sold out runs at UCB in Los Angeles, UCB’s Del Close Marathon in New York, and packed houses in Chicago at the Apollo Theater. “Shamilton” is currently on its nationwide 2018-2019 tour.

Friday, February 1, 8 pm

ACE Presents: Battle of the Bands

Burney Center

 Come watch this year's competitors battle it out for the title of UNCW's Best Band of 2018!
This year's lineup to be announced soon!

Saturday, February 2, 4:30-6:30 pm

ACE Presents: Trunk Show and Student Tealgate

Lot B

Get hype for the Big Homecoming game at the Tealgate and Trunk Show with fun games and free food! This event is free and open to all. Preregistered student organizations will be showing off their school spirit with decorated cars and trucks. Free pizza, Insomnia Cookies, popcorn, and cotton candy. You don't want to miss out! Cosponsored by UNCWeekends.