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Seattle’s BollyGrooves to host Thanksgiving weekend bash and food drive at The Croc

On Saturday, November 27, Seattle’s BollyGrooves will bring more than a night of Bollywood music and dancing to The Crocodile. It also plans to deliver for Northwest families in need.

In support of Hopelink, a local organization dedicated to preventing homelessness and helping families in crisis, BollyGrooves will offer discounted admission to partygoers who bring a non-perishable food item to donate.

“Hopelink is an amazing organization that provides vital services to people in our community who may have nowhere else to turn,” said Shelly Kamran, co-owner of BollyGrooves. “We are proud to support them by hosting a dance night where people can come together to make a difference and have a great time. Programs like those that Hopelink offers are in need of our donations now more than ever.”

In fact, the number of families in need of food and services in our region continues to grow. After two consecutive years of increases, Hopelink added another 14 percent to the number of households served in its food banks last year. Nearly 60 percent of those served by Hopelink last year were children, elderly and disabled members of our community.

Last year’s BollyGrooves night in support of Hopelink raised nearly 1000 pounds of food to donate, but its goal is to beat that number this year with the help of the dance night’s loyal following. The event’s admission price of $12 will be reduced to $8 for those who bring a non-perishable food item. Partygoers will also be able to make cash donations that will be given directly to Hopelink along with a portion of the night’s proceeds. In addition, the first 50 people to purchase tickets via will get tickets for $5 each (with a non-perishable item required to donate as well). 

Seattle artists DJ Aanshul and DJ Elad will be playing a mix of Bollywood hits along with Top 40 and international music throughout the night to keep the dancing going into the wee hours.

Event tickets are available for purchase at or at Mayuri Videos in Redmond. As a special promotion, admission is free for the first 75 ladies who email (the “first free 75 ladies list” is also highly encouraged to donate a non-perishable food item). More information and details can be found at or


  • BollyGrooves Presents a Bollywood Food Drive for at The Crocodile
  • Saturday, November 27, 2010, doors at 9:00 p.m., 21+
  • The Crocodile, 2200 2nd Ave. Seattle (2nd & Blanchard)