St. Joseph Feast Day Celebration (11:30 a.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church and School, 3012 W Cherry St.). The 101-year-old church and school is a community pillar in the heart of West Tampa's Sicilian enclave. This feast day commemorates the saint who, according to legend, answered the prayers of drought-stricken Sicilians in the Agrigento region in the 1820s and brought bountiful rain. Now guess what region most of Tampa's Sicilians come from? A Spanish Mass will start at 11:30 a.m. At 12:30 p.m., a ceremonial procession of parishioners dressed as the holy family, seven angels plus a choir and musicians will parade around the block, then return for the 1 p.m. blessing of the food altar. At 1:10, the "holy family" and "saints" dig in, and at 1:15 the buffet lines open. We're talkin' pasta with mudica, stuffed artichokes, omelets, hot sfingi (think beignets), cuddureddi (fig rings), pignolatas (honey clusters), and a plethora of fresh bread, cookies, fruits and vegetables. Food can be picked up, to go. Donations will be accepted. Call 879-7711.
Tampa Bay Chapter of the Rare Fruit Council International 17th Annual Plant Sale concludes (1 to 4 p.m., Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, 500 N Howard Ave., free). So you've been burying your neighbors and co-workers with the surplus bounty of your orange and grapefruit trees. Imagine the genuine oohs and aahs if you show up at the office with bags full of longans, annonas, pomegranates, jaboticabas, grumichamas, sapotes, mangoes and carambolas. All of these and more familiar species of edible landscaping can be had here, including rare herbs and vegetables. You can taste much of this bounty, plus fruit drinks, preserves and baked goods. Growing experts will be on hand. Call 879-6349 or 289-1068.
Birmingham Children's Theater production of Zorro! (1 and 3:30 p.m., Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, 1010 N W.
C. MacInnes Place, Playhouse, $9.50). Part of the Center's Kid Time Series, this famous swashbuckling ballad is set in 1830s California and follows the adventures of a masked, and misunderstood, hero. Plenty of lavish effects.. Call 229-STAR.
Oliver! musical (2 and 7:30 p.m., Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, 1010 N W.
C. MacInnes Place, Playhouse, $17, $15, $12.50). This musical version of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist is brought to us by SLT Productions, aka Spanish Lyric Theater. A cast of more than 40 local children and adults will bring to life the tale of an orphan pickpocket in Victorian England. The hit songs? Food, Glorious Food, Where Is Love, and Oom-Pah-Pah. Call 229-STAR.
St. Paul Sunday chamber music series (8 p.m., WUSF-FM 89.7). Congenial host Bill McGlaughlin brings some of the world's greatest chamber music virtuosos into his St. Paul, Minn., studio for conversation and performance. The guests this week are flutist Eugenia Zukerman and harpist Yolanda Kondonassis, who will be accompanied by the Shanghai String Quartet. They will perform Persichetti's Serenade No. 10, A. Foote's Scherzo, Roussel's Serenade Opus 30 and Caplet's Conte Fantastique. Call 974-4890.