Best Bets: Pulp and periodicals

— If periodicals and pulp fiction float your boat, you’ll want to check out the Super Snow Magazine and Paperback Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., in the village of Liverpool.

Lightly used magazines and paperback fiction books will be available for 25 cents each or five for $1 at this one-day sale, a fundraiser for the Friends of Liverpool Public Library; 457-0310; lpl.org.

Stuff the Bus!

The CNY Labor Federation celebrates the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday with its annual Community Clothing & Food Drive to Stuff the Bus from 8 a.m. to noon Monday, Jan. 16, at the IBT 317 Hall, 566 Spencer St. in Syracuse. For information, contact Helen Hudson at 428-2208 or Anthony Vilardo at 422-3363.

Sports: Do Friars have a prayer?

Jim Boeheim’s squad returns to the Dome at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, to tip off against the Providence Friars. Pittsburgh visits the Dome at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, for a game to be telecast by ESPN.

Ticket prices range from $76.45 to $123.35; 1-888-DOMETIX; suathletics.syr.edu.

WAER-FM 88.3 broadcasts all of SU’s basketball games. You can hear pre-game predictions by WAER sports staff on “Countdown to Tip-off.” Stick around after the game for “Double Overtime” for a complete wrap-up.

Music: Flashy finger pickers

Central New York’s Loren Barrigar and New Zealander Mark Mazengarb will astound an audience at the Westcott Community Center with their fast-paced and passionate guitar picking. The two fingerstyle guitarists will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, (date changed from Jan. 14), at the Westcott Community Center, 826 Euclid Ave. at the corner of Westcott Street on the city’s East Side; $15 ($12 for WCC members). The concert is presented by the Second Saturday Concert Series and the Folkus Project; folkus.org.

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