Looking to return to simpler times? Leave the iPod at home for an afternoon, and tune into (le) poisson rouge’s old-timey Radio Happy Hour, a live variety show, created by Sam Osterhout, featuring the behind-the-scenes making of a radio program complete with sound effects, trivia games, and live performances by special guests. Today, Tunde Adebimpe of TV on the Radio and comedian Kumail Nanjiani (most recently of Comedy Central’s Michael and Michael Have Issues) sing songs and do skits (in one, Adebimpe leaves the music business to start a wilderness camp for “ineffectual” men), while you laugh along and get drunk like it’s 1931. Can’t make it? Catch the show as a podcast on

Sat., Oct. 10, 2 p.m., 2009