Annual Turkey Calling Show


Join us on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 12:00 noon Seuss Room, Geisel Library, UC San Diego


UC San Diego Library’s  annual Turkey Calling Show takes place at Geisel Library at noon on the day before Thanksgiving and is presented in the style of an old-time live radio broadcast.

In this fast-paced show: get instruction on how to use turkey calls and find out how the American turkey became popular in European art.

Special note: with all due respect to the East Coast turkey, visit us at this show and find out why the West Coast turkey rules!

Hosted by sound effects expert Scott Paulson and featuring the Teeny-Tiny Pit Orchestra. Special guests, all coming from various corners of Geisel Library and UC San Diego, include Aislinn Sotelo as “radio ballet teacher” and Melanie Peters as “story lady.” Featuring actors Ellen Lawson & Glenn Motil and musicians Christian Hertzog & Kirk Wang.

Host and bandleader Scott Paulson, a UC San Diego alumnus, has an unusual apocryphal pedigree: he has been described by San Diego’s U-T as: “the love child of Garrison Keillor and Vincent Price.” He has also been called by that same paper:  “an avant-garde vaudevillian–think Samuel Beckett meets John Cage.” The Los Angeles Times described his activities as follows: “Paulson’s brand of G-rated fun, a sort of modern day morphing of Captain Kangaroo and Spike Jones, is always lively and at times wonderfully chaotic.”

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