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Top things to do Oct. 27-29: Tampa Pig Jig, Glow Golfing, Foam Glow 5K, John’s Pass Seafood Festival

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A day of barbecue and live music that’s a little bit of country and a little bit of soul: That’s Tampa Pig Jig. The annual event in Curtis Hixon Park brings headliners Justin Moore, right, and Americana-soul revivalists Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats and benefits NephCure Kidney International, raising more than $2 million in the last six years toward finding a cure. The event is likely to draw more than 8,000 people, organizers estimate. 1-11 p.m. Saturday at Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. $40, $175 VIP; $50 day of; children 12 and younger free. tampapigjig.com.

BRIGHT IDEA: Glow Golfing, Foam Glow 5K

Playing in the dark seems like a pretty bright idea at this weekend’s two glowing athletic events.

Glow Golfing returns to Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis club on Saturday. In this nine-hole scramble, golfers will chase what look like tiny prisms down the waterfront course lit by glow sticks. 6:45 p.m. Saturday. 10315 Paradise Blvd., Treasure Island. $25, $80 foursome. (727) 360-6062.

Also on Saturday night, the Florida State Fairgrounds will set up the Foam Glow 5K, a 3-mile nighttime run through glowing foam and blacklight zones. The more white you wear, the better as runners are blasted with neon-colored foam during the race and end up looking like they fell into a tye-dye machine. 7 p.m. Saturday. Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $20-$50 (includes after-party) (813) 621-7821. foamglow.com.

SEE FOOD: John’s Pass Seafood Festival

Now in its 36th year, the John’s Pass Seafood Festival will bring more than 100 seafood options, as well as an adult Halloween block party (7-11 p.m. Friday), a fishing tournament, trick-or-treating (1-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday), an attempt at the "World’s Largest Bloody Mary Toast" (1 p.m. Sunday) and music. New this year will be a Kid’s Zone with balloon artists, face painting, arcade games and even an opportunity to get up close and personal with a gator upstairs along the balcony beside the Alligator Attraction. 3-10 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. John’s Pass Boardwalk, Madeira Beach. Free admission. johnspassseafoodfest.com.

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