5 Must-Attend Events This Week: January 5-11

View 1,000 historic Hawai‘i photographs on display, laugh at unscripted comedy and watch mochi pounding demonstrations.


Change: 125 Years through the Eyes of Bishop Museum

Now through March 16, 2015

Look back at the past 125 years of Hawai‘i’s history via more than 1,000 historic photographs on display in this special exhibit. The photos are separated into 15 themes, including food, entertainment, fashion and transportation, and there are also interactive displays to help relate the photos to life today.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed on Tuesdays, 1525 Bernice St., 847-3511, bishopmuseum.org.


Chinatown Invasion Improv Show

Friday, January 9

Try something different this Friday night and watch a local improv comedy show by Mr. Aaron Presents and Think Fast Improv. Comedians will make up the script for the show as they go along, telling stories and performing scenes.

7:30 p.m., Ong King Arts Center, 184 N. King St., facebook.com/events/370211233153731.


Play in the park with your dog

Saturday, January 10

The Hawaiian Humane Society is hosting a free family event with food, contests and games. There will be an obstacle and agility course, a photobooth, information booths, a variety of games, a raffle, and the VCA Family Hospital will be there to answer health questions.

Free, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Neal S. Blaisdell Park, 98-319 Kamehameha Highway, ‘Aiea, hawaiianhumane.org.


Sean Robbins performs at Atherton

Saturday, January 10

Slack-key guitarist Sean Robbins is a 20-year-old Pāhoa High School graduate who studies music under Cyril Pahinui and the Keli‘iho‘omalu musical family. Robbins recently released his CD Olanui and will be performing original compositions from it.

$15-$30, Hawai‘i Public Radio, 738 Kāheka St., 955-8821, hawaiipublicradio.org.


New Year’s ‘Ohana Festival

Sunday, January 11

The Japanese Cultural Center’s annual New Year’s festival always draws crowds with its fun entertainment. There will be two stages with taiko drummers, dancers, bands and mochi pounders performing and giving cultural demonstrations. Keiki will also get to make and take crafts home with them.

Free, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i, Mō‘ili‘ili Field, 2454 S. Beretania St., 945-7633, jcch.com/index.php/calendar/event/368. Paid parking available at the UH parking structure on Dole Street, complimentary shuttle provided.