Kyle McHugh‘s River North liquor store Drinks Over Dearborn, which finally got its liquor license a few weeks ago after a long struggle, officially opens this week with a slew of free events (it opened “soft” on October 13).

Monday 10/27, 6-7 PM: Bridget Albert of Southern Wine & Spirits demonstrates and discusses fall recipes from her new Market Fresh Mixology book. 

Tuesday 10/28, 7-8 PM: Master sommelier Serafin Alvarado leads the seminar and tasting “Champagne: Brut to Sec.”

Thursday 10/30, 6:30-7:30 PM: Master sommelier Joseph Spellman leads a tasting of wines from Justin Vineyards, including Savant, their limited release cabernet/Syrah blend.

Friday 10/31, 6-8 PM: In honor of Halloween, there’ll be palm and tarot readings by Ms. Caroline and crystal and candle readings by Ms. Devon.

Saturday 11/1, 11 AM-8 PM: The grand opening day features activities and tastings of products including Leblon cachaza and North Shore spirits.