By Matt Flegenheimer

Today-Sunday

Wiz kids (and adults)

Cape-wearing, comic book-carrying, Kryptonite-fearing connoisseurs of all ages will pack the Convention Center this weekend for the 2009 Wizard World, which organizers describe as the country's second-largest comic-book convention. Beginning at noon today and continuing through Sunday, Wizard World will feature appearances from artists, writers, and actors from multiple platforms of superhero lore - comics, movies, television and action figures, among others. Actor Lou Ferrigno, best known as "The Hulk," will be among the headliners. (But will they like him when he's

not

angry?) Tickets: $30 for a single-day pass, $50 for the entire weekend. The convention center is located on 1101 Arch St. Information:

» READ MORE: www.wizardworld.com

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Sunday

Summer magic

Magic Gardens, with the Fire Museum, is presenting its Summer Solstice Festival 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Live music, theatrical performances, poetry readings, and high-flying acrobatics will dominate the agenda for the gardens' second annual event. A two-hour dance party will follow the proceedings, all of which will take place on 1020-22 South St. Admission: $7. Information:

or 215-733-0390.

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Tonight-Sunday

A 'Very Good' summer

The Bristol Riverside Theatre kicks off the 13th annual Summer Musicale season with performances running through June 28. This year's series, titled "It Was a Very Good Year," will feature pop standards from the '50s and '60s, show tunes, and a 40th anniversary tribute to Woodstock. Winter Musicale alums Demetria Joyce Bailey and Anthony D'Amato will headline the June lineup. This weekend, the BRT is planning shows for 8 p.m. tonight through Sunday at its theater on 120 Radcliffe St. Admission: $29, $25 for BRT members, $10 for students. Information: 215-785-0100 or

» READ MORE: www.BRTstage.org

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Sunday

Father's Day run

On Sunday, Prostate Health International is hosting the seventh annual "Run 4 Your Life," intended to promote awareness for prostate cancer. Participants gather in Eakins Oval at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, for a 5K run, 5K walk, or one-mile "fun walk." The opening ceremony - featuring survivors, their families, and medical practitioners, among others - begins at 8 a.m. A $25 registration fee is required. Information:

» READ MORE: www.run4yourlife.org

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Today-Sunday

Jazz and art too

This weekend marks the sixth annual West Oak Lane Jazz and Arts Festival, held between the 7100 and 7400 blocks of Ogontz Avenue. Headliners include Teena Marie, Billy Paul, Roy Ayers, War, and Average White Band. Art exhibits will be set along the festival grounds, as well as a food court. Admission is free. Information: 1-877-965-5299 or

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Contact staff writer Matt Flegenheimer at 215-854-4193 or mflegenheimer@phillynews.com