Annual Turkey Calling Show

The UCSD Arts Library presents their annual Turkey Calling Show at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 (yes, that is their official Short Attention Span Series offering for the day before Thanksgiving). Lower level, West Wing, Geisel Library, UCSD.

About the show: come to the exhibit case area of the UCSD Arts Library to see an artful turkey calling exhibit.  Hear UCSD undergraduate performance artist Lazaro Rabago recite an Aztec poem about our native turkey.  Perform a slapstick tone poem with old-time radio sound effects artist Scott Paulson and learn how to turkey call. Story lady Melanie Treco will read a new family-friendly turkey story. The Teeny-Tiny Pit Orchestra will perform some appropriate tunes. Free show.  Call (858) 822-5758 for info or visit

What to expect: part performance art and part old-time radio show, hosted by Scott Paulson, outreach coordinator of the UCSD Arts Library.

What the critics have said:

”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”–LA Times

“Unique and popular…Scott Paulson’s merry band of eccentric nightingales is an inspired notion.”–SD Union Tribune
“An out-of-the-ordinary experience”–LA Times
“Weird and wonderful”–SD CityBeat
“Classically trained and charmingly twisted”–SD CityBeat
“Madcap and somewhat in the Spike Jones/Dadaist tradition.”–SD Union Tribune

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