Friday, April 25: Christopher Moore — The Serpent of Venice. 7:30 p.m. Tattered Cover Book store, 2526 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, 303-322-7727.

Set in Venice, a merchant, a senator and an officer lure people into a dinner where the wine is drugged and the guest star isn’t even in the city. Christopher Moore, a New York Times bestselling author known for his satirical works inspired by William Shakespeare and Edgar Allan Poe, will be hosting a book signing this weekend.