Annual Turkey Calling Show

Nov 27, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The UC San Diego Library invites you to learn turkey calling techniques and participate in an old-school radio broadcast filled with music and stories! Investigate the American turkey’s surprising presence in European art and learn more about the bird through turkey calling techniques. This noisy show has become a signature study break for college students at the Library. Younger kids on vacation from local schools are welcome (and they’ll be reciting turkey-related riddles). Presented as an old-time radio show, this celebration is filled with music, sound-effects, stories, and facts of interest.

Host and bandleader Scott Paulson, a UC San Diego alumnus and Exhibits & Events Coordinator at the UC San Diego Library, has been lauded by the San Diego Union-Tribune for his entertaining shows: “an avant-garde vaudevillian, think Samuel Beckett meets John Cage.”  The Los Angeles Times relayed “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.”

Other performers that day include:  Karen Fisher as Turkey Dinner Hotline Operator and Melanie Peters as Story Lady.  Scott Paulson leads the band, featuring: Christian Hertzog on piano, Kirk Wang on drums, and Chiara Capobianco on harp.

This event is free and open to the public.

Contact: Scott Paulson, (858) 822-5758,