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The best things to do in Brooklyn this week • Brooklyn Paper

The best things to do in Brooklyn this week

Countertenor Kangmin Justin Kim (in crown) will discuss gender roles in opera at National Sawdust on Jan. 24.

Saturday, Jan. 18

She Uste be mine

Grab your partner and plunge into the second and final night of the Zlatne Uste Golden Festival, featuring dozens of Balkan bands playing all over Grand Prospect Hall. No one will care if you do not know the dances — just grab an open hand and try to keep up!

6 pm–2 am at Grand Prospect Hall (263 Prospect Ave. between Fifth and Sixth Avenues in Park Slope, goldenfest.org). $55 ($45 students).

Monday, Jan. 20

King’s county

On Martin Luther King Day, Brooklyn honors the civil rights leader with a town hall, featuring Nikole Hannah-Jones (pictured), founder of the New York Times’s 1619 project, and musical performances from Son Little and the Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir. Afterwards, step into the Rose Cinema next door to watch the Aretha Franklin documentary “Amazing Grace” at 1 pm.

10:30 am at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Ave. between Ashland Place and St. Felix Street. bam.org. Free.

Tuesday, Jan. 21

Here comes the Sons

Blue-collar rock ’n’ roll band the Glorious Sons has opened for the Rolling Stones, and plays giant stadiums in its native Canada, but you can see them tonight in the intimate confines of the Music Hall of Williamsburg, where frontman Brett Emmons will bring the same sing-to-the-rafters energy that he does to the largest arena. 

8 pm at Music Hall of Williamsburg (66 N. Sixth St. between Wythe and Kent avenues in Williamsburg, www.musichallofwilliamsburg.com). $25.

Thursday, Jan. 23

Dice of life

When the players are skilled improvisers, listening in on a Dungeons & Dragons game can be a delight. Among the best is “Rude Tales of Magic,” which will record a hilarious live episode tonight as part of the Brooklyn Podcast Festival, featuring a sasquatch, a walking skeleton in a wig, and a half-demon stumbling through a fantasy world.

7:30 pm at Union Hall [702 Union St. between Fifth and Sixth avenues in Park Slope, (718) 638–4400, unionhallny.com]. $10.

Friday, Jan. 24

Notes on sex

Two opera singers who step outside the genre’s typical gender roles — countertenor Kangmin Justin Kim (pictured, in the crown) and female baritone Lucia Lucas — act out scenes, sing, and discuss their careers tonight at “Beyond Butterfly and the Don.”

8 pm at National Sawdust (80 N. Sixth St. at Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg, www.nationalsawdust.org). $25.

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