Could a Balkan folk festival change your life? This one might. The Zlatne Uste Brass Band and friends return to Park Slope’s southern edge for their 27th annual celebration of Balkan, Roma, and Mediterranean sounds. Expect an eight-hour, four-stage extravaganza featuring several dozen brass bands, vocal groups, and acoustic ensembles. The main action will be in the Grand Ballroom, where folk dancers of all ages will step and kick in ever-expanding counterclockwise circles. It’s an intense immersion in old-world festivity within a familial cosmopolitan setting, and it cooks.
Sat., Jan. 14, 6 p.m., 2012