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'Kurios' extended

Because of ticket demand, Cirque du Soleil has extended its run of "Kurios — Cabinet of Curiosities" in Portland until Oct. 8. It's a long run — "Kurios" starts Aug. 24 in the Grand Chapiteau at the Expo Center.

In honor of Mother's Day, Cirque also is offering a 20 percent discount on select price levels, valid on purchases through May 14.

For tickets: www.cirquedusoleil.com/kurios.

Written and directed by Michel Laprise, "Kurios" is a tale in which time comes to a complete stop, transporting the audience inside a fantasy world inspired by the humble and strange characters that inhabit the Seeker's Cabinet of Curiosities.

Vacuum museum

Stark's Vacuums has announced the completion of its Vacuum Museum renovation project.

The idea for the museum came from founder Clarence Stark as an addition to his eastside store, where he could showcase unique pieces of history and tell the stories behind the people who made them. The newly designed museum has three timelines integrated into one wall-size display.

There'll be an open house at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at the store/museum, 107 N.E. Grand Ave.

Markets opening

Portland Farmers Market branches are opening, with 22 new vendors adding their wares at the seven weekly markets — the six seasonal markets and the year-round Portland State University market.

The Shemanski Park market was set to open Wednesday, May 3, followed by the King Portland market Sunday, May 7.

Others opening: Northwest Portland, June 1; Lents International, June 4; Pioneer Courthouse Square, June 5; Kenton, June 7.

For more: www.portlandfarmersmarket.org.

Clarification

The Portland chapter of the Nashville Songwriters International Association welcomes songwriters of all genres, and it's led by co-coordinators Ron Shaffer and Carrie Cunningham, who has been with the organization for five years.

Read about the songwriters group at portlandtribune.com — Cunningham's name and contribution were erroneously left out of the story — and see its website at www.nashvillesongwriters.com/portland-or.