Calling All Tortured Poets: Where To Celebrate Taylor Swift's New Album In LA

“…but you can make me a drink”

Taylor Swift is ready to usher in a new era.

The superstar finally dropped  her 11th studio album The Tortured Poets Department at midnight on Friday, April 19, via Republic Records. Taylor originally announced the album at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards after winning Best Pop Vocal Album for  Midnights

With a concept fashioned after the five stages of grief, The Tortured Poets Department is Swift’s self-proclaimed “lifeline” album—a product of imperative songwriting. Written with producers Jack Antonoff and Aaron Dessner, TTPD originally consisted of sixteen songs, featuring collaborations with the American rapper Post Malone and the English indie rock band Florence and the Machine. At 2 a.m., Swift announced TTPD: The Anthology, revealing the project was in fact a surprise double album with 15 additional songs.

According to Taylor, creating the album proved to her the integral role of songwriting in her life.

“I have never had an album where I needed songwriting more than I needed it on Tortured Poets” she told fans earlier this year while performing on her The Eras Tours.

Leading up to the release of TTPD, Taylor teamed up with Spotify for a special pop-up “library installation” at The Grove in Los Angeles where fans got a close up look several album Easter eggs, including mysterious lyrics, 72 card catalog boxes, dried flowers and more.

And now that’s finally here, numerous listening are parties going down this weekend to celebrate the TTPD era. Check out some of the best Swiftie-themed events happening around LA below.

Flora Rooftop Bar and Lounge

Join Flora Rooftop Bar and Lounge for their TTPD Rooftop Release Party and prepare for a night of music, games, cocktails, and good vibes. DJ Storm will be spinning an exclusive T-Swift Playlist. Take your chances at Bingo and the raffle to win fan-made merch and TTPD album with an exclusive bonus track. After making your bracelets and enjoying your custom cocktails, head downstairs at AC Lounge for a screening of her latest tour from  9 p.m. to midnight.

When: Friday, April 19 at 6 p.m.

Where: Flora Rooftop Bar and Lounge, 2130 E Maple Ave, El Segundo

RSVP for free HERE

The Canyon

What better way to celebrate the release of Taylor’s new album than partying it up at The Canyon with Blank Space, Los Angeles’ very own Taylor Swift tribute band. Led by the charismatic Olivia Mojica, who embodies Taylor’s spirit with every note, this ensemble of talented musicians brings the Taylor experience to the West Coast like never
before. Prepare to be transported into the realms of love, heartbreak, and everything in between as Blank Space flawlessly recreates Taylor’s iconic performances. Opening set by Sullivan Grace.

When: Friday, April 19 at 6 p.m. (headliner 9 p.m.) 

Where: The Canyon, 28912 Roadside Dr., Agoura Hills

Get Tickets HERE

SPLAT Action Art Studio

SPLAT Action Art Studio in Pasadena will be hosting a Taylor Swift Paint & Play Listening Party this Friday. Swifties will get a chance to paint their own 12×12 album jacket, their own 8×10 canvas, make friendship bracelets, participate in Taylor trivia game and more. Tickets are $39.99.

When: Friday, April 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: SPLAT Action Studio, 1020 Mission St., South Pasadena

Get Tickets HERE

Moonlight Rollerway

Moonlight Rollerway is hosting a TS Tortured Poets Skate Night for all ages. Come and express your inner poet on wheels as you glide through the night to the beat of your favorite Taylor tunes. Whether you’re a seasoned skater or a newbie, this event is open to everyone. So grab your friends and family for a night of laughs, singing and skating!

When: Friday, April 19 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Where: Moonlight Rollerway, 5110 San Fernando Rd. Glendale, CA

Get Tickets HERE

The Vermont

Get ready for a night of all things Taylor at The Vermont Hollywood, hosted by Club 90s. Celebrating the release of The Tortured Poets Department album, get ready dance the night away to your favorite Swiftie hits and enjoy special performances inspired by the singer herself. 18+

When: Friday, April 19 at 9:30 p.m.

Where: The Vermont Hollywood, 1020 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles

Get Tickets HERE

The Virgil

Silverlake hotspot The Virgil will be hosting a The Tortured Poets Department listening party Friday. The bar’s DJs will play the entire new record alongside the rest of Taylor’s discography and some other pop bangers. You can also expect tasty Taylor-inspired cocktails and performances from fabulous local drag queens. Dressing up and sharing friendship bracelets are highly encouraged.

When: Friday, April 19 at 10 p.m.

Where: The Virgil, 4519 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles

Get Tickets HERE

Poppi Seed Market

Calling all Swifties and aspiring poets! Poppi Seed Market down in the OC is hosting a listening party for the Chairman of The Tortured Poet Department’s newest era, complete with make and takes, merch, permanent jewelry, light bites and themed sips! This Friday, snap a pic with the photo opps, pour a custom Tortured Poets candle with Restored Apothecary, decorate Swiftie cookies with Happy Day Cookie Co., and color a cat-tastic tote bag with Paint My Buddy, featuring all three of Taylor ‘s cats, get your talismans and charms zapped with Daas Jewelry and more. And don’t miss out on the chance to capture the moment with their photo opp!

When: Friday, April 19 at 5 p.m. 

Where: Poppi Seed Market, 3911 Portola Pkwy, Irvine

Get Tickets HERE

Socal Swifties Club

Head downtown Saturday  for a night of soul-stirring poetry and music and meet your local Swifties in Los Angeles. The Socal Swifties Club’s TTPD listening party will feature talented Swifties sharing their deepest emotions through words with a sad poetry open mic session, accompanied by a TTPD inspired fashion show and going down in the deep a Taylor Talk with Reagan Baylee as they analyze Taylor’s newest album. This 21+ event will also include a friendship bracelet making station, Taylor-inspired merch and more. 

When: Saturday, April 20 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: 831 Venice Blvd. Suite 102, Los Angeles

Get Tickets HERE

The Point – El Segundo

Celebrate and shop! The Point in El Segundo will be celebrating the Chairman of Tortured Poets Department’s new album, with a Swiftie take over complete with selected Taylor Swift vendors, yummy bites, and a DJ on site spinning only Taylor’s Version tracks! Come shop, trade bracelets, and gush (or hold each other while we cry) about The Tortured Poets Department. The event is free to attend and has free parking on site. Dressing up and bringing an armful of bracelets to trade is encouraged.

When: Saturday, April 21 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: The Point, 850 California 1 El Segundo

Rocco’s WeHo

…Cause shade never made anybody less gay! Welcome to Taylor Swift: The Eras Brunch, hosted by the world famous Roccettes at Rocco’s WeHo. Celebrate the new album with the ultimate drag brunch featuring a mouth watering menu, mega cocktails, bucket specials, friendship bracelet giveaways and wild performances by LaDon Amour Rochè and Anya Knuts, Kyra Jete. There will be a 12 p.m. seating and a 3 p.m. seating, with $5 reservations. 

When: Sunday, April 21 at 12 p.m.

Where: Rocco’s WeHo, 8900 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood,

Reservations HERE

The Ice Bar

Bubble tea spot The Ice Bar in West Covina will be hosting a Taylor Swift Tortured Poets Department-inspired pop up event this Sunday. The event will showcase talented vendors sharing their unique creations and the first 10 guests will receive a free TTPD tote bag. 

When: Sunday, April 21 at 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: The Ice Bar, 350 S Glendora Ave., West Covina

Get Tickets HERE

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