10 Fun Things to Do This Weekend, 9/25

Seriously, who better to spend your Sunday with than Grace Jones?
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CONFAB: 5th Annual Green Festival Expo

Test out environmentally friendly products (including the fully-electric 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf car), sample organic and GMO-free food, and hear speakers discuss the future of the green movement. More information (September 25-27, L.A. Convention Center)

FILM: The 17th Annual Animation Show of Shows

Waiting for a Pixar film to begin is not the only place to catch innovative animated shorts. Curated by Ron Diamond, this festival features 11 new works by American and international filmmakers. More information (September 25-27, ArcLight Cinema Hollywood)

COMEDY: Eye on Springfield: An Artistic Tribute to The Simpsons

You can tell a lot about people by their favorite Springfield resident. Do they identify with Lisa’s steadfastness or Bart’s iconoclasm? Marge’s forgiving nature or Otto’s forgetfulness? Learn more about yourself at the homage to Homer and the gang, when more than 80 L.A. artists interpret The Simpsons’ beloved characters. More information (September 25, NerdMelt Showroom)

FOOD: The Port of Los Angeles Lobster Fest

As the world’s largest lobster festival, this San Pedro event promises music, fun vibes, and as much of the Maine crustacean as you can handle. Bands include Kid Cadaver, Kira Morrison, and The Taiko Project. More information (September 25-27, Ports O’Call Village)

FILM: Korean Film in Focus: A Free VIP Screening Series

The Korean Film Council presents Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time by Yung Jong-bin (5 p.m.) and Snowpiercer by BONG Joon-ho (10 p.m.) The screenings celebrate the induction of four Korean artists into the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. An RSVP is required. More information (September 25, Laemmle Music Hall)

CONFAB: Watts Towers Arts Center Cultural Festivals

Experience a weekend of music and culture with Saturday’s 34th annual “Day of the Drum Festival” and Sunday’s 39th annual “Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival.” Both events include food, arts and craft vendors, and performances by numerous artists, including Poet Laureate of the City of Los Angeles Luis Rodriguez. More information (September 26-27, Watts Towers Arts Center)

CONFAB: Secret Empty Pool

Co-hosted by Dig Deep, an organization working to increase global access to clean water, this (empty) pool party is designed to raise awareness about the L.A. drought. Guests can enjoy music by Crown & the M.O.B. and The Flashdance, as well as Concá vodka cocktails made from filtered pool water. More information (September 26, RSVP for location)

ART: Binh Pho: Shadow of the Turning

Vietnamese-American artist Binh Pho uses glasswork, painting, and woodturning to depict elements of his novel Shadow of the Turning, which he co-wrote with exhibition curator Kevin Wallace. The show will remain on view through January 3.More information (September 27, Craft & Folk Art Museum)

BOOKS: Dust & Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting

Photographer Elion Paz will discuss his book Dust & Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting, which explores vinyl records and the collectors who love them. The book includes a forward by RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan. More information (September 27, Book Soup)

MUSIC: Grace Jones and Future Islands

Whether commanding the stage in a long, boundary-breaking musical career, dating Dolph Ludngren, or starring in Conan the Destroyer, Jones is fierce. Synth-pop act Future Islands opens. More information (September 27, The Hollywood Bowl)

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