GARDENA — Come to the Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute on Friday Oct. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. for a night of spooky family fun.

GVJCI will be having its first-ever Obake Night, and for only $5 kids (ages 4 to 14) get access to Halloween-themed rooms. Play games, make crafts, and eat a lot of candy and other treats. There will also be a taiko performance at 5:30 p.m. and a magic show at 6 p.m.

Register online for $5 at Cost at the door will be $7, so register early (parents get in for free).

Special thanks to volunteers from Tanoshii Fun Camp, JAO, and Japan Alliance. GVJCI also thankful for donations from Ezaki Glico USA, Meiji, and Whole Foods Torrance.

Feel free to dress up and come ready to have fun at 1964 W. 162nd St. in Gardena. For more information, email, call (310) 324-6611, or visit

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