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Mattress Factory holds ‘A Party for Barbara’ Luderowski

Mary Pickels
| Tuesday, August 28, 2018 3:33 p.m.

To honor the late founder of The Mattress Factory , organizers are planning a celebration of Barbara Luderowski’s life with “A Party for Barbara” from 6-10 p.m. Sept. 13 at the museum on Pittsburgh’s North Side at 500 Sampsonia Way.

Luderowski died on May 30 at the age of 88.

Family, friends and the community are invited to the free party featuring entertainment, music, food, drinks and drag queens, a news release states.

The celebration honors not only Luderowski’s life but her commitment to community.

Luderowski was known for creating a space welcoming to artists and fostering a community of creativity that stimulated the redevelopment of the North Side neighborhood and impacted Pittsburgh, the release states.

The event will include a bagpipe tribute, music by DJ Dave Zak and soul-themed performances by Kierra Darshell’s Divas of Drag.

Craft beer and signature cocktails are provided by Penn Brewery and Pennsylvania Libations.

A pig roast, oyster bar, antipasto and sorbet are courtesy of Black Radish Kitchen, Merchant Oyster Co., All in Good Taste Productions and Gilligan’s Sorbet.

Free parking will be available on the street and at 1300 Brighton Road.

Tickets are “pay what you will,” the release notes.


Mary Pickels is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Mary at 724-836-5401, or via Twitter @MaryPickels.

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