Tuesday, December 13, 2011





Saturday December 31st 2011

@ Bellevue Arts Museum
510 Bellevue Way NE | Bellevue, WA 98004


Check in at 9:20 PM || Age Requirement: 21+ (Please bring proper ID - State ID or Passport)

- Bollywood Music & Dancing
- Light Appetizers (from 9:30 – 11 PM)
- Bellevue Arts Museum Exhibit on 1st – 3rd floors
- Black & White Theme (we encourage patrons to wear black or white to match the theme, not required though)
- Large Dance Area on the first floor of the Museum
- Top Shelf Bars (Cash Bars – CASH Only) with specials on cocktails
- Complimentary Parking
- Professional Photography
- Party Favors
- Coat Check
- Discount Hotel Accommodations with surrounding Hotel Partners - Westin & Marriott Courtyard in Bellevue


Limited amount of tickets will be at the door.

FAQ NEW YEAR'S EVE at BELLEVUE ARTS MUSEUM Saturday, December 31st 2011

Ticket prices are subject to change/go up as we get closer to event date - 12/31/2011. All ticket sales are final and non-refundable. Event has annually attracted 500+ people per event for the past 7 years.

A: First, please note, physical tickets will not be mailed to a physical address. You will pick up tickets upon check in at the day of the event. You will need your ID and your proof of receipt from where you purchased tickets (BollyGrooves Blog (this site), Sulekha.com, or any other online websites) so we can check it against our master purchasing list and hand you your purchased passes upon arrival/check in. Check in begins at 9:15 PM.

We ask that all persons be present at the time of check-in, for example, if you have purchased 4 tickets, it is highly advised that all 4 people be present at the time of check-in with the purchaser of the tickets - if not, then we will hand the purchaser of the tickets all the admission passes and it is the purchaser's responsibility to hand the passes over to their party if all from the designated purchaser's party are not present at the time of check-in.

Tickets/passes will ONLY be handed to the person whose name is on the master list (the actual purchaser) and checks in with proper ID and receipt (via print or show a copy of the receipt via smart phone). The purchaser will be responsible to give the tickets to the people in his/her party if all are not present at time of check in. We CAN NOT hold spots under your purchased party at the door for people whose name is not on the master sheet even if you have a number of people showing up later. Again, the person who is the purchaser on master list must be present with ID and proof of their receipt (whether printed or on their smart phone in email) to gain admission and receive all admission passes. We can not emphasize this enough, there will be no exceptions to this.

Nearby Hotel Accommodations
For Westin in Bellevue: please call 425.638.1000
Room Rates are $199/night under the code “BollyGrooves”

For Marriott Courtyard up the street from the BAM: please call: 425.454.5888
Room Rates are $89/night under code “Bellevue Arts Museum”

*Since Marriott has run out of room spaces, we suggest the Sheraton Hotel in Bellevue, Hyatt and the Hilton as these are near by locations to the Museum.

How Should I dress, what is the attire requirement?
We ask you participate in our theme and encourage you to wear black and or white (or both). We kindly ask that you not wear jeans, sweats and sneakers. For men, we ask you wear a suit/coat dress shirt slacks as this is semi-formal (not full formal so ties not required) For women: Indian formal wear: Sari, Salwar Kameez, American dress or nice suit pants outfit (no jeans). Dressing up is highly encouraged and advised as this is a classy location.

Is there a group discount?
A: Yes for a group of 6 or more we can do a discount, however at this time as of 12/27, this will be on a case by case basis since we have sold our first 200 tickets now – please see price level above via Sulekha.com. For a group of 6 or more there is a discount. For very large groups, feel free to email groovynites@gmail.com to get any questions answered - payment method for large & small groups should be done at once for the group discount to apply.

Will there be food and drinks at the event?
Yes, there will be food, but note, these are light appetizers. There will be 4 cash bars set-up from 9:30 - 1:30 AM (4+ Bartenders at the event) and there will be light appetizers from 9:30 PM to 11 PM . PLEASE NOTE: the bars are CASH BARS and ATMs are not in the Museum, so please come prepared with Cash for bar/drinks purchase and/or the closest ATM will be about 1-2 blocks away.

Can I bring food or drink from outside
No, absolutely no exceptions. No food or drink (including water) from outside will be allowed inside and vice versa, you can not take your purchased drink from the Museum outside once inside /admitted to the event.

Is there childcare?
We do not have childcare arrangements at this time as of 12/28/2011. However, if you require a babysitter, we have access to top qualified babysitters and Nannies. Please email groovynites@gmail.com to get the reference/referral on details so you can be secured with a professional childcare specialist.

Is there parking, what is the parking situation?
A: Yes, there general parking which is complimentary parking, right next to the Museum and also in Lincoln Square. Also there is parking across at the mall, next to Cheesecake Factory, however if you want Valet parking, that is also available next door to the Westin Hotel.

What is the duration of the event?
A: Check in begins at 9:15 PM and event goes to 1:45 AM.

Why are children not allowed?
A: Safety & Liability with alcohol and adults 21+ may be consuming alcohol.

Will only Bollywood music be played all night?
A: Yes & No, we will mash-up with Top 40, house, R&B and at least 70% Bollywood & Desi music. However, just know that the music is at this event is the best you will get on the entire West Coast for Bollywood & Mash-up so you will not be off the dance floor.

Can we get a refund if we decide not to go?
A: NO, once tickets are purchased refunds are not allowed - all purchases are final and since tend to sell out annually, it's considerably hard for us to keep track of who did not attend or will attend to offer refunds. Transferring of tickets will be on a case by case basis with at least 48 hours of advance notice – there must be at least 48 hours in advance notice that there will be a transfer or a pick up by someone other than yourself in your name.

How many people plan to attend?
A: 400-500 people are expected. There will be room on the dance floor.

Will everyone get to sit at a table and sit down?
Due to maximizing dancing area/space, we have a limited number of tables inside and people will be able to grab tables on a first come first serve basis. However, there will be chairs set-up for people to sit down around the Museum + two separate lounge areas. There will also be an area for people to check in their coats as well in case they get there late and can't get a table.

Will there be coat check?

Yes, for a nominal fee, there will be coat check.

Will DJ Aanshul be playing?
A: Yes and so will guest DJ Elad as well and we plan to have amazing music to serve you with.

For all other questions, please email groovynites@gmail.com