Pirates and faraway places both figure heavily in Peter and the Starcatchers, a seagoing kids' adventure about an orphan, Peter, who channels J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan through Oliver Twist and Jim Hawkins and ends up somewhere over the rainbow with his brave companion, Molly. Is it a coincidence that this concoction was penned by humorist Dave Barry and his thriller-scrawling pal, Ridley Pearson? When it comes to juvenile fiction, everyone, including their other pal, Carl Hiaasen, is doing it. Ahoy, mateys: Take off for the unknown when Barry and Pearson sign their book at the Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th Street, tonight at 7 p.m. Free tickets will be handed out, one per person, beginning at 6 p.m.; call 303-436-1070.
Wednesday, September 29Drink up and feel good about it: At Wines That Cure, tonight's silent auction and wine-tasting event to benefit the Prostate Cancer Education Council, the spirits imbibed won't be the only thing contributing to your overall sense of well-being. Noshing, bidding and gracious tippling begin at 5:30 p.m. and continue until 8 at the Omni Interlocken Resort, 555 Eldorado Boulevard in Broomfield; for tickets, $30, call 303-316-4685.