Friday, December 22, 2023

Portland’s Most Messed-Up Family Holiday Memory Star Search

Hosted by comedians, Cait Chock and Aodhan Hammond

6:30 pm doors, 7 pm show

$20 in advance, $20 at the doors
Limited seating; advanced tickets do not guarantee seats. Standing room available.

21 and over

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Portland’s Most Messed-Up Family Holiday Memory Star Search

Portland’s Most Messed-Up Family Holiday Memory Star Search

Think YOU have what it takes to win the most mesed up family holiday memory in all of Portland??? Think of it like the American Idol of holiday repressed memories!!!

COMPETE in the first ever Portland's Most Messed-Up Family Holiday Memory Star Search!!

We're turning all that past holiday trauma into something positive...LAUGHTER!! That's right, this is a comedy show because the best (only??) way to survive is to be able to laugh through the pain. The holiday season can feel brutal and isolating, we're here to make sure you feel included no matter how stressful, chaotic, or complicated your familial sitch is!

Hosted by comedians, Cait Chock and Aodhan Hammond this show promises to make you feel all warm and cozy inside...think of it like putting a Snuggie over those repressed memories. Plus it'll be MUCH more entertaining than therapy...and when has your therapist given you a prize??

Because that's right, we'll be giving out PRIZES!!! We'll be awarding prizes in the areas of: most overall heinously hilarious holiday memory, craziest relative, and worst gift ever.

This show welcomes EVERYONE: the family outcasts, the family screw-ups, the ones who changed their name and identity to get away from their family, and even those rare birds who have wonderful family holiday memories (yawnnnn lol) because you can come see what you're missing. ;)

Nothing brings people together like bonding over childhood trauma while sipping hot cocoa!! (Or you can sip on something harder!!)

So for at least the hours of being at this show, you will one hundred percent feel supported, included, and appreciated...awww, enough to bring a single tear to even the Grinch's face.

Ho Ho Ho Hope to see you, and your horrible family holiday stories, CROWN Portland's Most Messed-Up Family Holiday Star!!!


About Al's Den

Head downstairs at the Crystal Hotel to hang out in this venue named for Al Winter, Portland's 1940's gambling overlord. Enjoy a craft libation in this intimate, speakeasy-style space where live music and comedy fill the air.

Wednesday & Thursday, 3 pm – 10 pm
Friday & Saturday, 3 pm – 1 am
Sunday, 3 pm - 10 pm
Closed Monday & Tuesday
Happy Hour drinks served 11 am – 5 pm
Happy Hour food served 2 – 5 pm and 10 pm – close

Late night happy hour on Friday & Saturday served 11pm – 1am
(21 and over only after 5 pm)


Afternoon & Bar   Dinner   Late Night   Beverage   Sidewalk Cocktails

The menu features local ingredients, house-baked breads, desserts and pastries from the Crystal Bakery, a specialty cocktail menu and an affordable yet approachable wine list, while a well-trained waitstaff provides a comfortable and welcoming guest experience. No reservations are necessary; stop by for a quick business lunch, a pre-show drink or an evening date night.

Explore the Crystal Blocks

Our Crystal Hotel and legendary Crystal Ballroom are just across the street from each other, each offering their own unique spaces for live music, Northwest style fare and McMenamins hand crafted beverages.  Explore these properties and all they have to offer. 

*Get 15% off room rates at Crystal Hotel, Sunday through Thursday with a ticket purchase. (Must mention at time of booking, must verify ticket at check in for discount) *restrictions apply. 

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