All this talk on OIB about retirement parties has me thinking (that usually spells trouble) about where I’d have my soirée, although I’m a long, long way from a gold watch.
Ruby’s Café on Fairfield Avenue might be my speed, a little wrap around the pole, a couple of bucks for a G-string or two. I’m thinking it will be 2019 with John Fabrizi on hand to read a mayoral proclamation. Then there’s the Cedar Brook Café in Westport. I know a few Bridgeport pols that hang out there. Maybe in retirement I could do a Pol Pod interview from the Cedar Brook. Same-sex marriages might be a national law by then.
Speedy Gonzalez will have completed his ninth try at public office, one for each remaining digit, Rapid Robert Keeley and Auden Grogins will have taken their mud-wrestling matches on a world tour and Chris Caruso will still be meowing about all those elections stolen from him. Christopher Shays will have announced his retirement after more than 30 years in congress with Jim Himes poised, after all those tries, to capture the Fairfield County seat.
Speaking of Himes, if you see a pack of people walking on the Post Road today it’s not supporters of Barack and Hill on a unity walk. Himes and followers are promoting a walk-in-a-new-direction tour from Greenwich to Bridgeport where it ends at Baxter’s on Fairfield Avenue in Black Rock sometime Saturday night. I wonder how many cocktails they’ll have along the way.
If you haven’t seen The Accidental Mayor, Larry Locke’s docudrama about Johnny Fabs, check it out Monday at 7. Details below:
Some tickets are still available for Monday night’s 7 PM screening of THE ACCIDENTAL MAYOR at the Community Theatre Foundation at 1424 Post Road in Fairfield. Proceeds will benefit the Burroughs Community Center. Purchase tickets with a credit card by calling Burroughs at (203) 334-0293.
All ticket buyers will also be able to enjoy dinner after the movie at Taco Loco and receive 10% off their total dinner bill! Visit tacoloco.com to preview their menu and their Monday drink specials.
Some tickets may still be available Monday night at the theatre but make sure you don’t get turned away from a sold out show by buying them in advance.
THE ACCIDENTAL MAYOR, from award winner film maker Larry Locke was filmed from 2005 through 2008. Locke had unprecedented access to Mayor John Fabrizi’s inner sanctum, capturing both the successes and failures of his dramatic four-year tenure as mayor. THE ACCIDENTAL MAYOR is a raw, compelling tale of a man whose personal struggles directly reflect those of his hometown. Fabrizi wore Bridgeport on his sleeve but would it be enough to overcome his personal demons? Under the glaring lights of the national media, Fabrizi takes Bridgeport on a wild roller coaster ride that leaves both him and his city changed forever.