If we have learned anything from Nashville author John Bridges’ How to Be a Gentleman etiquette guides — and those closest to us would say that we haven’t — it’s that a gentleman does not keep good news to himself. So we’re happy to share that Bridges — matchless raconteur, Jedi master of the martini-making arts and one of the Scene’s formative voices — will host a viewing party for the 7:30 p.m. premiere of the CBS sitcom adapted loosely (and we mean “loosely”) from his book of the same title.
As you may recall, the rights to Bridges’ book were bought by It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia writer/executive producer David Hornsby. It has been refashioned into an ensemble comedy about a reserved etiquette columnist (Hornsby) who seeks a different set of life lessons from his macho-man trainer (Kevin Dillon). Dave Foley plays the columnist’s editor; the supporting cast includes Mary Lynn Rajskub and The Flight of the Conchords’ Rhys Darby. The event tonight features cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction, with proceeds from the auction and the $30 tickets ($100 for patrons) going to The Brooks Fund at The Community Foundation. It should be a blast — after all, the man of honor literally wrote the book on hosting.