The Weekender: The Hacker Edition

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We've made a very nerdy enemy.

Our server maintenance crew confirmed a distributed denial of service attack on Monday — just 15 minutes after we broke a big story — that shut down our site for hours. We’ve made upgrades to our system since then to prevent future stoppages, but the question remains: What kind of loser would do such a thing?

The kind of loser who doesn’t read the Weekender, that’s who.

Thursday

  • Feast of Caring @ Greensboro Urban Ministry (GSO), 5 p.m.
    Share some of your good fortune with a very hungry city in honor of Thanksgiving. It’s a fundraiser with food from more than 20 restaurants, a silent auction and an opportunity to get a handcrafted bowl in exchange for a small donation.
  • Roadmap to Paris @ Wake Forest University (W-S), 7 p.m.
    The Conference of Parties brings CEOs and powerful minds from all over the world together to discuss climate change. Miles Silman, John Knox and Justin Catanoso (a biologist, lawyer and journalist, respectively) are Wake Forest faculty members who attended last year’s conference in Peru. They’ll discuss the trajectory various countries are on and what exactly will go on in this year’s conference in Paris.
  • Culinary Workshop @ High Point Public Library, 6 p.m.
    Before he set out to make the world a healthier place Chef N’gai Dickerson grew up eating things like collard greens cooked with ham hock, foods that he loved but were full of fat. With a college degree he set out to cut fat from these recipes and bolster all of nutrients provided. Now he’s sharing his methods with the young.
  • The Drowsy Chaperone @ UNCSA (W-S), 7:30 p.m.
    It’s an existential play, sort of — a show within a show. The man in his armchair puts on his favorite musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, and the characters are there with him while the audience watches him watch them. It’s all a little unsettling and incredibly interesting.

Friday

  • The Head @ New York Pizza (GSO), TBD
    Imagine Echo & the Bunnymen playing through a filter that makes them sound a little like Joy Division and little like every other alternative ’90s rock band and you’ve got the Head. That’s not to say that this Atlanta-based three-piece is not fun, endearing or danceable. They’re all those things inside a ’90s time warp. Follow the New York Pizza Facebook page for more information.
  • A poetry workshop in sensory emotional connections @ Kleur (W-S), 7 p.m.
    Triad area poet Katie Kehoe was working with blind students when she re-imagined the way that sensory experience can influence poetic output. Now she’s sharing her gift with the public as she leads a meditation on coffee, booze and cigarettes through poetry. She’s gathered her materials from Krankies Coffee, Hoot’s Roller Bar and Sutler’s Spirit Co.
  • Holy Ghost Tent Revival @ Blind Tiger (GSO), 7 p.m.
    With a larger horn section since their move from Greensboro to Asheville, Holy Ghost Tent Revival promises a more soulful Motown-esque sound. It’s worth checking out and always a good show for dancing.

Saturday

  • Crafts Fair @ MC Benton Convention Center (W-S), 10 a.m.
    When buying crafts it’s best to talk to the maker, learning the technique and the story behind an object. That’s what makes this craft fair special. Vendors from around the Piedmont are willing to show you how it is they do their thing while they sell. There’s an eclectic mix of stuff here from clay to printmaking.
  • Visual journal and sketchbook workshop @ Shelf Life Art & Supply Co. (GSO), 11 a.m.
    Get out of that lonely studio and learn to play and laugh again at this workshop designed to inspire. Making visual art is best with friends — at least that’s what two artists at Shelf Life are saying.
  • Diwali @ Greensboro Coliseum (GSO), 6 p.m.
    It’s the biggest event of the year for the India Association of the Triad, which is hosting this night of dancing, food, costumes and all things India.
  • Winter Celebration Concert @ Ardmore Baptist Church (W-S), 7 p.m.
    “Angelic” might be the word to describe the sound of 85 children singing in perfect harmony to the sounds of winter. The Winston-Salem Youth Chorus is a nonprofit arts organization with kids from the ages of 8 to 18. They’ve recently received Mayor Allen Joines’ endorsement as the premier youth chorus and Ambassadors of Winston-Salem.

Sunday

  • Jingle Bell Jazz @ Mack and Mack (GSO), 5 p.m.
    Don’t be a Grinch this year. The Touring Theatre of North Carolina is hosting what might be the first Christmas party of 2015 with seasonal jazz by two local artists and many opportunities to walk home with prizes. Even Christmas-haters will love the open bar.
  • Celebration of Giving Thanks @ Guilford College (GSO), 4 p.m.
    “We are One” is the theme of this year’s all-inclusive, everyone’s-invited festival of thanks. The Piedmont Interfaith Council strives to get diverse religious groups to see the common threads that make us human, not the ideological differences that make us different. Part of their agenda involves a performance of the Triad Tapestry Children’s Choir, a unity drum circle and lots of dance. You can find more information at piedmontinterfaithcouncil.org.