13+ events where Swifties can celebrate the Eras tour around L.A.

Taylor Swift wearing a T-shirt that says, "A lot going on at the moment."
There are a lot of T-Swift events going on at the moment.
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Taylor Swift’s record-smashing Eras tour is poised to make landfall in L.A. on Thursday.

To celebrate, locations around Los Angeles will host themed events, including pre-parties where you can listen to tracks from her 44-song setlist, dance raves, photo opportunities and friendship bracelet swaps with fellow Swifties.

Here are suggestions for people who couldn’t snag Swift tickets or just want to soak in the Swift vibes. Are you ready for it?

1. Eras Experience — A Pop-Up Photo Studio Inspired by Taylor Swift
When: Through Aug. 12
Where: Boxie Studio, 1500 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles
Price: $25

This pop-up selfie studio in downtown Los Angeles has set up 10 intentionally designed spaces to represent each of Swift’s eras: “Taylor Swift,” “Fearless,” “Speak Now,” “Red,” “1989,” “Reputation,” “Lover,” “Folklore,” “Evermore” and “Midnights.” The goal is to transport fans into Swift’s musical worlds and let them re-create the singer’s memorable moments. A ticket provides a 45-minute experience and a laminated photo to take home, while supplies last.


2. 13 Days of CiCi’s Cafe (Taylor’s Version)
When: Through Aug. 13
Where: CiCi’s Cafe, 18912 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana
Price: Special menu entrees from $18 to $30

The San Fernando Valley cafe specializing in homemade treats is introducing 13 brand-new dishes this week that bring Swift’s lyrics to life, including “Lavender Haze” pancakes, “Gold Rush” waffles and “Love Story” crepes. The cafe will be donating 13% of sales from these special menu items to a cat shelter in honor of Swift’s love for cats.

3. 13 Cocktails at the Biltmore Los Angeles Hotel
When: Through Aug. 31
Where: The Biltmore Los Angeles, 506 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles
Price: Cocktails from $11 to $14

The Biltmore Los Angeles is introducing a special Swift-themed cocktail menu for August, including the 1 tequila drink, the 1…2…3… LGB! Grey Goose drink and the Grinning Like the Devil spicy margarita.

The hotel is encouraging fans to take selfies around the lobby, ballroom, reception desk and other spots that are featured in Swift’s “Delicate” music video. If you post or tag the hotel’s Instagram (@thebiltmorela) you’ll be entered to win prizes.

4. The Eras menu at Cuernavaca’s Grill
When: Through Aug. 13
Where: Cuernavaca’s Grill’s two locations: downtown L.A. (429 E. 11th St., Los Angeles) and Bell (6367 Atlantic Ave., Bell)

The family-owned Mexican restaurant has a special menu dedicated to the Eras tour. For each album, there are era-inspired food items and agua frescas. For example, Red comes with red tacos and agua de sandia, while Speak Now has purple tacos with purple salsa and raspberry purple agua fresca. They also promise surprise menu items throughout.

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5. Taylor Swift Bracelet Making & Listening Party
When: 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday
Where: Truly LA, 216 S. Alameda St., Los Angeles
Price: Free

Everyone is welcome to make and swap friendship bracelets at Truly LA in the Arts District. You’ll also be able to listen to the complete Swift collection (Taylor’s Version, of course) and enjoy food and drink specials inspired by the tour. And keep an eye out for surprise giveaways throughout the night — there might just be 13 of them to make your wildest dreams come true.


6. “I Can See You (Taylor’s Version)” pop-up at the Grammy Museum
When: Through Sept. 18
Where: Grammy Museum, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., A-245., Los Angeles
Price: $18 for adults, $12 for students and youth (ages 12 to 17)

The Grammy Museum is hosting a special Swift exhibit, featuring 13 artifacts — 11 costumes and two instruments — all worn and played by Swift during her original “Speak Now” era, and showcased in the “I Can See You (Taylor’s Version) (From the Vault)” music video.

The exhibit is on display in the museum’s fourth floor theater gallery.

7. Taylor Swift Era’s Tour Pre-Party
When: 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday
Where: Shade Hotel’s VIP courtyard, 1221 N. Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach
Price: Free, no reservations needed

Did someone say pre-party before Swift’s first night in L.A.? Come to the Shade Hotel in Manhattan Beach, dressed in your favorite Era outfits. Enjoy a Lavender Haze cocktail and happy hour bites while dancing to songs from the Eras setlist.

8. Bejeweled: A Taylor Swift Tribute Show
When: 9 p.m. Friday
Where: Sorry Not Sorry, 11520 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles
Price: Free, but reservations recommended to guarantee seating at the 18+ show

Join fans at Sorry Not Sorry, a rosé wine and cocktail beer garden and restaurant, for a magical evening of Swift-themed burlesque. Expect raffle prizes, delightful cocktails, delicious food, friendship bracelets and more.

9. Taylor Rave: The Taylor Swift After Party
When: 9:30 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday
Where: Boardners by La Belle, 1652 N. Cherokee Ave., Los Angeles
Price: $15 to $20

Club Decades is hosting “Taylor Rave” on Friday night at Boardner’s, the historic Hollywood dance club known for its theme nights (like ’80s Blue Mondays and goth Wenzday’s Party). Swifties can dance the night away to Swift and other 2000s hits in the main room.

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10. Tay-Raoke Night in Hawthorne
When: 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Los Angeles Ale Works, 12918 Cerise Ave., Hawthorne
Price: Free, beers range from $3 to $9

Just south of SoFi in Hawthorne, Swifties can karaoke to all of Taylor’s best hits at the L.A. Ale Works brewery and tasting room. BackToTheBurger will be selling its all-beef smashburgers.

Sing away the afternoon and distract yourself with the Dodgers and Padres game afterward over some Mussels & Pearls seafood for National Oyster Day.


11. Swifties Skate Night at Moonlight Rollerway
When: 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday
Where: 110 San Fernando Road, Glendale
Price: $19 general admission; $7 skate rentals available

This all-ages roller-skating party is for anyone who couldn’t get concert tickets on Saturday night. This old-school rink opened in 1956 — 33 years before Swift was even born — and the skating floor is the original 2¼-inch maple flooring.

12. Power Radio Nation’s Taylor Swift Tailgate Party
When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
Where: In a to-be-announced parking lot near SoFi Stadium in Inglewood
Price: $15, does not include cost of parking. Children 5 and under are free.

The tailgate party hosted by Power Radio Nation is a chance for fans to mingle before the concert. There will be Swift backdrops for photos and access to licensed Swift merchandise, as well as food, drinks, live games and giveaways.

13. Cruel Summer Beach Bash
When: 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday
Where: Santa Monica Beach, 2701 Barnard Way Tower, Santa Monica
Price: $35 to $70, registration includes a friendship bracelet, food, nonalcoholic beverages and entertainment

Swifties are taking over the Santa Monica beach, which will be transformed into a lounge for the day as fans gather for tarot card readings, games, contests and giveaways. They can also trade bracelets, dance and sing along with Swift’s hits.

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14. Check out Spotify’s My Top 5: Taylor Swift’s Eras mural

In honor of Swift’s L.A. arrival, Spotify commissioned a mural on a building at the corner of Melrose Avenue and North Stanley Avenue, which displays vertical stripes color-coded and decorated for every era. Swifties are visiting and sharing their own Top 5 Swift eras on social media.


Visit the L.A. locations where her music videos were filmed

15. The Orpheum Theatre
Where: 842 S. Broadway, Los Angeles

Directed by Declan Whitebloom, the “Mean” video off the “Speak Now” album was shot over two days at the Orpheum. The video features Swift in various sketches from different time periods. If you have time to see a show, some of the acts playing while Swift is in town include Kard, Natalia Jiménez, Safe House and Jinkx Monsoon.

16. Point Dume State Beach
Where: Cliffside Drive and Birdview Avenue in Malibu

22,” from “Red,” was filmed at Point Dume State Beach. Los Angeles in the summertime is a good time for sunbathing — as Swift and her friends do in the video — but also swimming, surfing, scuba diving or whale watching. There’s a nature preserve trail for hiking and great views as well.

Grab some Southern food near SoFi Stadium as a tribute to Nashville, where Swift began her career

17. Sweet Red Peach
Where: 1035 S. Prairie Ave., No. 2, Inglewood

Sweet Red Peach is a family-owned bakery specializing in Southern goods, such as sweet potato pie and red velvet cupcakes.

18. Roscoe’s Chicken ’N Waffles
Where: 621 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood

A soul food chain that began in Hollywood, it’s famous for its chicken and waffles and offers sides like mixed greens, cornbread and red beans.


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