Play | Best of the best: Russell Industrial Center’s Funhouse Gallery, Chaldean Festival

Blown-glass art at the Clay, Glass & Metal Show in Royal Oak. / Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce
f movies like “Mirror Mirror” and last weekend’s “Snow White and the Huntsman” have put dwarfs, princes and evil queens back on your cultural radar, a trip to the Russell Industrial Center’s Funhouse Gallery is clearly in order this weekend. “Poisoned Apples,” an exhibit inspired by the 75th anniversary of Walt Disney’s animated film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” opens Saturday with a reception featuring theme-appropriate hors d’oeuvres and performances by, among others, belly-dance and fire-performance artist Izgreyala and burlesque performer Lushes LaMoan. The exhibit features interpretations of the Snow White story by more than 80 artists from metro Detroit and beyond.

Opening reception 7 p.m.-midnight Saturday. Exhibit runs through June 23 at Funhouse Gallery @ Russell Industrial Center, 1600 Clay, Bldg. 2, Detroit. 248-933-0558. Gallery hours are 5-9 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2-6 p.m. Saturday and by appointment.

On the cover : Miranda Lambert performs Sunday at the Downtown Hoedown. / CKC Public Relations

Steve Harvey is calling his current comedy tour his “grand finale,” but it’s safe to say it’s far from the last we’ll be hearing from the popular syndicated radio host and best-selling author. Harvey, 55, announced late last year on his show, which airs mornings on WMXD-FM (92.3), that he was retiring from stand-up. He’s currently basking in the success of the movie “Think Like a Man,” which is based on his hit 2009 book, and making plans to launch a daytime syndicated TV show this fall.

8 p.m. Saturday, Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward, Detroit. 313-983-6611. $48 and up.

Metro Detroit’s Chaldean-American community, estimated to number 120,000, is coming together this weekend in Southfield for three days of family fun. The seventh annual Chaldean Festival, a celebration of Chaldean food, art and culture, comes with carnival rides and games for kiddies as well as shopping opportunities at merchant booths. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Chaldean Community Foundation.

5-10 p.m. Friday, noon-10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Southfield Civic Center lawn, 26000 Evergreen, Southfield. 248-996-8340.

You can revisit a sweet chapter in American auto history (and perhaps recapture some of the roar and fury of your long-lost youth) Sunday at Cars ‘R’ Stars @ PPG. The highlight of the event will be a display of coveted drag-racing cars from the ’50s and ’60s, including the Original Silver Bullet, the Bob Ford Thunderbolt and the ’49 Packard Flintstone Flyer. It all takes place at an appropriate place: the historic Packard Proving Grounds in Macomb County.

8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Packard Proving Grounds, Van Dyke south of 23 Mile Road, Shelby Township. $5, free to children under 12.

Washington Avenue in downtown Royal Oak will turn into a tent city populated by potters and glass blowers for this weekend’s 18th annual Clay, Glass & Metal Show. About 125 artists, chosen via a juried process, will be demonstrating their craft and selling everything from pottery and beads to jewelry and metal architectural pieces at prices suited to every pocketbook. There’ll be food booths for empty stomachs, acoustic music for frayed nerves and a tent at Fifth and Washington for eager kiddies who want to undertake an art project of their own.

10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Washington Avenue in downtown Royal Oak. 248-547-4000.