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Last-minute ideas for Sunday entertainment

June 8, 2014 - Leah Sherman

I know, I know ... I haven't posted in quite some time.

Truth be told, I stress fractured my foot run/walking the Maui 5K for Kids in April. (Remember how I had a whole post about wanting to run a 5K? What a bad idea.) I had to wear a boot for a month, and that greatly lowered my desire to go out and do anything. But the boot is off now, my foot is feeling better and, though I'm ordered to do nothing more than walk for a few more weeks, I'm ready to get back into the “Finding the Fun” game.

There's one more day left of this weekend, what to do on Sunday?

Maui Film Festival

It's the last day and the movie star tributes are over, but there's still lots to see. The best deal out there is at the Toes-in-the-Sand Cinema, located on Wailea Beach between the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea and the Grand Wailea. At 8 p.m. will be showings of “Slingshot” and “The Conservationists.” And those are absolutely free for everyone, courtesy of Whole Foods.

But if you're thinking that might get a little crowded and/or are looking for a major motion picture, check out the Celestial Cinema at Wailea Gold & Emerald Golf Course. Showing at 8 p.m. is “Words and Pictures,” starring Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche, and at 10 p.m. is “The Skeleton Twins,” starring Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Ty Burrell and Luke Wilson. Tickets are $25 at the door and are good for both movies. Parking is free at the grassy lot near the intersection of Piilani Highway and Wailea Ike Drive, then just hop a bus to the golf course.

I went Wednesday and saw “Goddess” and “Taking My Parents to Burning Man” — movies I probably wouldn't chose at a theater — and really liked them both. Plus the atmosphere is just something everybody should experience at least once. Sitting out under the stars, watching a movie, the smell of tropical flowers. It makes any movie good.

Don't forget to bring a blanket or chair to sit on — and some cash for snacks.

There are also movie screenings Sunday at the Seaside Cinema and Maui Arts & Cultural Center. See the festival's website (link at right) for information.

Upcountry fair and feast

If you are looking for more of a daytime event or you'd rather be Upcountry than in Wailea, the Maui Upcountry 4-H Livestock Ag Fair and the 2014 Holy Ghost Feast are both continuing today.

The Maui Upcountry 4-H Livestock Ag Fair is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Oskie Rice Arena. There are arts & crafts vendors and food vendors and, of course, 4-Hers showing off their animals.

The 2014 Holy Ghost Feast is from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kula church (parking available at Kula Community Center). In addition to a farmers market, plants and fresh flowers, games, crafters, a live auction, a livestock auction, entertainment and food booths, Sunday's schedule includes a free laulau meal, with the first serving at 11:15 a.m.

Free Zumba

Or maybe you've spent the last few days eating your way from Wailea to Kula and need to burn some calories. Well, Keoni's Hot Lava DanceFit at the Maui Mall (between Guri Guri and Genki Sushi) offers a free Zumba class every Sunday at 9 a.m.

Owner Keoni Manuel says the free class is his way of giving back to the community, and it is really very generous.

Lead by different instructors, the class is always high energy and a real workout. If you've wondered about Zumba but have been scared to try it (believe me, I understand), go to this class.

The dance studio offers tons of other classes throughout the week — from yoga to RIPPED. Single classes are $7 but a monthly pass can be had for $30.

For more information, see link at right.


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