SHOPPORTUNITY: Browse the packed racks at Tribeca, a trendy West Loop boutique. There are plenty of deals to be had: You'll save 20 percent on all new clothing and purses and 40 bucks on all premium denim through today only. 10AM-6PM.
NEVER TOO SOON: Can't wait for January 20? Attend the Pre-Inaugural Peoples Ball tonight at the Hyatt Regency. The League of Black Women planned this Barack bash, which includes dinner, entertainment and a food drive, all benefiting the Greater Chicago Food Depository. 7PM-12AM, $75-$1,000.
VOULEZ-VOUS: Got a fetish for big feathered headdresses and pin-you-to-your-seat singing? See you tonight at the Chicago Theatre for LaBelle, featuring the irrepressible Patti LaBelle, bien sur. 8PM, $49.50-$89.