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Saturday,
September 5, 2009

11:00

11:00—pika—Greek Griller: Meet us at MIT’s greek griller and have some vegan and other special cookies with your barbecue.

13:00

13:30—Epsilon Theta—Giant Bubbles -- Float away your cares as we strive to fill the air with ephemeral fun. Meet us in Lobby 7 at 1:30pm to catch our van.

15:00

15:45—Epsilon Theta—Motherboard Jenga -- Take turns pulling resistors off a motherboard. Is your resistor going to be the last straw that makes the motherboard fail? Meet us in Lobby 7 at 3:45pm to catch our van.

16:00

16:00—No. 6 Club—GREEK LAMB ROAST: Enjoy the cross-cultural cuisine of our Venezuelan grill master and watch as he roasts a whole lamb over open charcoal. Vegetarians – don’t worry we haven’t forgotten you.

16:30—pika—Roofdeck smoothies: With all natural ingredients, our fruit smoothies (vegan and not) will take you to cloud nine - especially since pika’s roofdeck is already closer to the heavens than any other roof in Cambridge.

17:00

17:00—Fenway House—Come to FENWAY HOUSE for a PUNK PARTY. Put on your flies, your kicks, or whatever you want to wear -- dress to impress (which may involve punk, or may involve mutilated stuffed animals.)

17:15—Epsilon Theta—Teriyaki Dinner (served at 6pm) -- Beef teriyaki, tofu teriyaki, scallion pancakes and rice. Also apple pie for dessert! Meet us in Lobby 7 at 5:15pm to catch our van.

18:00

18:30—pika—Raw foods extravaganza: Think vegetables are boring? Well, they can be, but not here. With delicious dips and exotic greens you’ll forget all about that overcooked spinach your grandma used to make.

18:30—WILG—Dinner — Spaghetti and Meatballs

19:00

19:00—Epsilon Theta—Dry Ice Hockey -- Dry (Ice Hockey)? No, (Dry Ice) Hockey! Table hockey with a very special puck. Meet us in Lobby 7 at 7:00pm to catch our van.

20:00

20:00—pika—19.100B: Instruction on being a Stereotypical Hippie: Make your own hemp bracelets and granola and get in touch with your inner... whatever you’ve always been looking for.

21:00

21:30—Epsilon Theta—Battleship Twister -- “Green four.” “Hey, you sunk my foot!” Join us while we plant our limbs all over Twister boards and see which team can sink the opposition first. Meet us in Lobby 7 at 9:30pm to catch our van.

22:00

22:00—No. 6 Club—ROCK THE CASBAH: No this isn’t a punk rock reunion, but we will have two of the best DJs in Boston spinning the latest club hits: Mike Swells and Joe Musser. Check them out at Underbar, Rise, and Pravda 116 if you have a chance.

22:00—pika—Build party in the workroom: Have some snacks and play with our power tools! Build whatever strikes your fancy.

23:00

23:00—Epsilon Theta—Ice Cream at J.P. Licks -- Do you like ice cream? We do too! Join us for tasty ice cream at J.P. Licks. Meet us in Lobby 7 at 11:00pm to catch our van.

Sunday,
September 6, 2009

11:00

11:00—No. 6 Club—LATIN BREAKFAST: Start off the day at a reasonable hour with homemade arepas de queso.

11:00—pika—Trip to Revere beach: Boston can be gorgeous - if you just get out of the city! Come hop on the T with us and take a dip in the Atlantic ocean, with an afternoon picnic on the beach. Meet at Lobby 7.

12:00

12:15—Epsilon Theta—Fajita Lunch -- We’ll have chicken, beans, rice and all sorts of fixings to put in your fajitas. Also fruit salad and ice cream for dessert! Meet us in Lobby 7 at 12:15pm to catch our van.

13:00

13:30—Epsilon Theta—Oobleck! -- Join us as we fill a kiddie pool with our favorite non-Newtonian fluid! You may not be able to walk on water, but you can stomp on Oobleck. Meet us in Lobby 7 at 1:30pm to catch our van.

14:00

14:30—Fenway House—CONDOM TASTING. There are so many options. Come and catch ‘em all at FENWAY HOUSE.

15:00

15:00—No. 6 Club—BIOETHICS OPEN AIR: We’ll meet at the house and take the T over to Boston Commons with Prof. Caspar Hare to enjoy the sun while mulling over select topics in bioethics. Support the cause by purchasing a copy of his new book On Myself, and Other, Less Important Subjects. In

15:45—Epsilon Theta—Improv -- Be spontaneous! Join us for an assortment of theater games and improvised sketches. Meet us in Lobby 7 at 3:45pm to catch our van.

16:00

16:00—Fenway House—Come channel your inner Picasso or Pollock (though know, if it is the second, we will judge you) at FENWAY HOUSE ART DAY. We provide the paints, the tarps, the random supplies; you provide the talent and pretension. Or come to finger paint and stuff your face with cookies.

16:22—pika—pika-TEP water war: An epic pirate war has raged on for years and years between pika and TEP - be there on the Charles and help us defend MIT’s lands against the perpetrators from the Boston side! ARRRGH! The battle commences at the Pavilion

17:00

17:15—Epsilon Theta—Make Your Own Sushi (served at 6pm) -- Nom nom nom, sushi! Meet us in Lobby 7 at 5:15pm to catch our van.

18:00

18:00—Fenway House—DODGEBALL IN THE FENS. There are so many things to dodge in the fens..... See you at FENWAY HOUSE. Hope you don’t catch anything.

18:30—pika—Baconbaconbacon: There is bacon at pika. And bacon butter, bacon spread, bacon grease... admissions blogger Yan’s Bacon Cookies(TM). Even vegan bacon. Come on by for dinner!

18:30—WILG—Dinner — Fajitas

19:00

19:00—Epsilon Theta—Treasure Hunt -- X marks the spot…but you might not have a map. Good luck! Meet us in Lobby 7 at 7:00pm to catch our van.

20:00

20:00—Fenway House—Come to FENWAY HOUSE for TARANTINO TEA TIME. Have some cucumber sandwiches with your gore. Daintily sip tea and munch upon crumpets while watching limbs depart from their original owners.

20:30—pika—Capture the flag: Meet pika in Lobby 10 to play Capture the Flag on campus by our rules. We’ll bring swords. It’ll be epic!

21:00

21:00—No. 6 Club—STRANGELOVE MOONLIGHT: Lounge on the soft grass of Briggs Field and take in some classic black comedy with popcorn at our outdoor screening of Dr. Strangelove.

21:30—Epsilon Theta—Chocolate Fondue -- What’s better than cake? Cake dipped in chocolate! Come satisfy your sugar cravings. Meet us in Lobby 7 at 9:30pm to catch our van.

22:00

22:00—pika—Bubble tea - suck balls: Suck little black gooey tapioca balls through a fat straw and wash them down with sweet, artificially flavored milky tea. It’s an MIT classic, surprisingly delicious - and you can make it yourself!

23:00

23:00—Epsilon Theta—Mystery Board Games -- Uncover the evil among you in games like “Shadows Over Camelot” and “Betrayal.” Meet us Lobby 7 at 11:00pm to catch our van.

23:30—pika—Sleepover on the roofdeck (rain date: 9/7): Count the few stars whose radiation makes it through the Boston light pollution, watch a movie and fall asleep above the roofs of Cambridgeport.

Monday,
September 7, 2009

09:00

09:00—pika—British breakfast: Climb off our roofdeck into the kitchen to watch pika’s very own CMEs prepare a real British breakfast. With lots of cholesterol, promise!

13:00

13:00—pika—Chocolate pika(n)s: Know that little endangered animal that looks like a shrunken guinea pig? It’s a pika, and we’re making them out of chocolate today!

13:30—Epsilon Theta—Chainmail Weaving -- Come learn the ancient art of arrow-proofing yourselves and your loved ones! Meet us in Lobby 7 at 1:30pm to catch our van.

15:00

15:00—Fenway House—DUCK DUCK FIRE ALARM. Ever wanted to experience a more X-treme version of “duck duck goose”? Now’s your chance. Come to FENWAY HOUSE.

15:45—Epsilon Theta—Field Day -- 3-legged race. Blindfolded race. Egg-and-spoon race. 3-legged blindfolded egg race? Meet us in Lobby 7 at 3:45pm to catch our van.

16:00

16:00—pika—LED fun: Build stuff with LEDs. Don’t wear them to Logan airport afterwards.

16:00—Fenway House—ALLEZ CUISINE!!! Enter an EPIC CULINARY BATTLE to the DEATH at FENWAY HOUSE. Participate in the FIRST ANNUAL FENWAY HOUSE IRON CHEF. We provide the secret ingredients and the funny hats.

17:00

17:15—Epsilon Theta—New England Clam Chowder (served at 6pm) -- We’ll have the famous clam chowder and corn chowder, fresh baked bread, and veggies. Brownies for dessert! Meet us in Lobby 7 at 5:15pm to catch our van.

18:00

18:30—pika—Bachelor’s Dinner: See what life at MIT is really like after MIT stops giving you free food. Starring: rice, lentils and ramen, possibly with cheap undercooked meat in a side role.

18:30—WILG—Dinner — Stir Fry

19:00

19:00—No. 6 Club—COFFEE/CRÊPES: Nothing says faux intellectualism like a beret, so we have imported a couple of genuine frogs to crank out desert crêpes and coffee to your order. If you’re beyond that, light up one of your Galloises and weep about your underground life.

19:00—Epsilon Theta—Stargazing -- Join us on a trip out of the city to see the wondrous stars that have inspired engineers and poets for centuries. Blankets, hot chocolate, and good conversations will be provided. Meet us in Lobby 7 at 7:00pm to catch our van.

19:30—pika—Mafia @ pika: Kill your friends. Kill the annoying guy from across the hall. Or really anyone you want. Come to pika.

20:00

20:00—No. 6 Club—ARS ELECTRONICA: Any idea what convolution has to do with music? Peter Whincop will show us how he experiments with electronic music, and bring in some gear so you can try your hand at electronic composition. Don’t worry, we’ll still be serving crêpes if you just want t

20:00—Fenway House—Come view the carnage and taste the bloody aftermath of the epic battle that is the FIRST ANNUAL FENWAY HOUSE IRON CHEF. Eat what you can, judge what you cannot.

20:00—pika—Hair dye and tie dye: Come and dye your head, your shirt, your socks. Your curtains, too, if you have any. We’ll even dye your nose.

20:00—WILG—Spa Night (House Study Break)

22:00

22:00—Fenway House—COKE TASTING. Come guess how old our coke is. Cake and grief counseling will be available for the winner at FENWAY HOUSE.

23:00

23:00—Epsilon Theta—Telephone Pictionary (after Stargazing gets back) -- Doodle with us while playing this ET game creation. Come stargazing with us at 7:00pm or catch the Boston West Saferide.

Tuesday,
September 8, 2009

10:00

10:00—WILG—Cookies at Reg Day (SC Steps, Lobby 7)

13:00

13:30—Epsilon Theta—Caffeine and Books Tour -- Join us for a tour of local used bookstores and independent coffee shops. Meet us in Lobby 7 at 1:30 p.m. to catch the van.

14:00

14:00—Fenway House—Make yourself sick with sugar night. We provide the sugar. you provide the projectile vomit. FENWAY HOUSE will be your canvas.

15:00

15:00—No. 6 Club—LARKIN, PLATH, ET AL.: Embrace your angsty teen by discussing human folly through the lens of dark poetry.

15:45—Epsilon Theta—Boffer Weapon Construction -- For Glory! For Honor! Or simply for the fun of whacking people with your newly made foam sword! Meet us in Lobby 7 at 3:45 p.m. to catch the van.

16:00

16:00—Fenway House—Distract yourself from the pain of imminent resumption of your academic life by smearing yourself with gore and decking yourself out in zombie finery. Join the undead temporarily at FENWAY HOUSE before classes don’t give you a choice.

17:00

17:15—Epsilon Theta—Pork Chop Dinner (served at 6) -- With Potatoes of Awesome on the side! Veggie option available. Meet us in Lobby 7 at 5:15 p.m. to catch the van.

18:00

18:30—pika—French “boulangerie” Dinner: Our lovable French exchange students signed up to make crêpes and cakes - what could be better than that?

18:30—WILG—Dinner — Mac and Cheese

19:00

19:00—Epsilon Theta—Princess Bride Dramatic Reading -- Come join us in a dramatic reading and reenactment of the most entertaining scenes from The Princess Bride! It’s even more fun when read in person. Meet us in Lobby 7 at 7:00 p.m. to catch the van.

20:00

20:00—No. 6 Club—KAFFEEHAUS AUF ROOF: We don’t want any brawls over the House of Habsburg, but there will be plenty of linzertorte and espresso to fuel discussion into the night. Just climb the stairs of our historic house, and step out into a refreshing evening on the roof deck.

20:00—Fenway House—The undead will be rolling through campus. Flee, or submit to inevitability starting at FENWAY HOUSE. Gird your loins in Lobby 7 at 8:45.

20:00—pika—Cheesemaking: Another survival technique for the dire food situation on campus: make your own cheese. Like delicious paneer and ricotta - *really* fresh.

21:00

21:30—Epsilon Theta—Fractal Foods -- Recursion is delicious! Come make Sierpinski cookies and pizza-on-pizza. Meet us in Lobby 7 at 9:30 p.m. to catch the van.

22:00

22:00—Fenway House—Sometimes zombies get hungry. After dragging our epic zombie entrails through campus, come eat delicious zombie cookies at FENWAY HOUSE.

22:00—pika—Doctor Who marathon: The name says it all - and we’ll be making popcorn, too!

23:00

23:00—Fenway House—RENEGADE ROCK BAND NITE. Who needs fancy-pants rock band equipment when we have the finest pots, pans, sticks and string FENWAY HOUSE has to offer?

Wednesday,
September 9, 2009

01:00

01:00—Fenway House—Fenway-HOP. It’s like IHOP but freer. You like free things, don’t you? What could possibly go wrong? Find out at FENWAY HOUSE.

09:00

09:00—Fenway House—As you drag your sorry butts to your first day of class, stop and have some delicious muffins and scones, as provided by FENWAY HOUSE in Lobby 10.

11:00

11:00—WILG—Cookies in 26 (Building 26)

17:00

17:15—Epsilon Theta—Curry Dinner (served at 6) -- Lamb curry, chickpea curry, pita chips, mixed vegetables. Also cake. Meet us in Lobby 7 at 5:15 p.m. to catch the van.

18:00

18:00—No. 6 Club—SEARCH FOR IMMORTALITY: Jill Lepore of Harvard will guide us through the history of the fountain of youth and elixir vitae. Take a gander at her article on parrot fever in the May 27th issue the New Yorker.

18:00—Fenway House—FML dramatic readings. Because nothing warms your heart more than being presented with the miseries of others in a dramatic fashion. See you at FENWAY HOUSE.

18:30—pika—Sushi detox: Does campus life get you down? Or the first day of classes? Or the prospect of years of stress ahead? How about some sushi rolling and eating - experience Zen.

18:30—WILG—Dinner — Chicken Parm

19:00

19:00—Epsilon Theta—Duck Duck Mafia -- “Duck, Duck, …Mafia!!” Uncover the mafia by playing Duck Duck Goose. Meet us in Lobby 7 at 7:00 p.m. to catch the van.

19:30—pika—Bike repair 101: A pika resident and former MIT cycling team member will teach you how to pimp your bike. And shower you with bad puns.

20:00

20:00—pika—Learn to knit: Talk about de-stressing - knitting a sock always does the trick, and certainly without side effects. For the more advanced ones of you, we’ll be making Moebius strip scarves and Klein bottle hats.

20:00—Fenway House—Do you like pizza? Do you like decorating your own pizza? Do you like watching movies? Do you like selecting the movie to be watched by Russian roulette? Come help hide the bloodstains using pizza sauce at FENWAY HOUSE.

20:00—WILG—Confection Perfection (House Study Break)

21:00

21:30—Epsilon Theta—Candle Making -- Dip…dip…dip…light on FIRE! Meet us in Lobby 7 at 9:30 p.m. to catch the van.

22:00

22:00—pika—Roofdeck Yoga: Still feeling down? Join us for a candlelit Yoga session on pika’s roofdeck.

Thursday,
September 10, 2009

09:00

09:00—Fenway House—Yes, you have class AGAIN! Come ease the misery by getting breakfast goodies from FENWAY HOUSE in Lobby 10.

11:00

11:00—WILG—Cookies in 26 (Building 26)

17:00

17:15—Epsilon Theta—Tortelloni dinner (served at 6) -- With red sauce or pesto sauce, broccoli and peach cobbler. Meet us in Lobby 7 at 5:15 to catch our van.

18:00

18:30—pika—Thai Dinner: Chew some fresh lemon grass - it’s good for you!

18:30—WILG—Dinner — Pork Loin

19:00

19:00—No. 6 Club—CAFFÈ VITTORIA: We’ll meet at the house and take the T up to the North End to enjoy the traditional Italian caffè fare in one of that quarter’s most vaunted establishments.

19:00—Epsilon Theta—Scientific Mad Libs -- “Nuclear fission is a nuclear reaction in which the *coconut* of an atom splits into *taxis*” Meet us in Lobby 7 at 7 p.m. to catch our van.

20:00

20:00—pika—Henna! (Tattoos, hairdye, and more.): “Henna (Lawsonia inermis) is a flowering plant, the sole species in the genus Lawsonia in the family Lythraceae. It has been used to adorn young women’s bodies as part of social and fertility celebrations since the late Bronze Age in the eastern Mediterranean.”

20:00—Fenway House—Hello, Freshmen, want some candy? No, really. It’s okay. Come catch the fen at FENWAY HOUSE.

20:00—WILG—Glam-it-up Geek-it-out (House Study Break)

21:00

21:30—Epsilon Theta—Human Ricochet Robots -- Strategically collide with your friends on a life-sized board! Meet us at Lobby 7 at 9:30 to catch our van.

22:00

22:00—pika—Jam session: Make some music. Improvise. Play with your friends - or against them. Bring your own instrument, or pick from our selection of more or less usual musical implements.

Friday,
September 11, 2009

09:00

09:00—Fenway House—Soften the sting of continuing academic slavery with breakfast goodies in Lobby 10 with FENWAY HOUSE.

11:00

11:00—WILG—Cookies in 26 (Building 26)

17:00

17:00—pika—Om Shanti Om - First act: Do you love Bollywood movies? Have you never seen one? Either way, with sweaty dancers, ridiculous musical interludes, and Indian actors playing their reincarnated selves this is a must for every cineast.

17:15—Epsilon Theta—Mattress Slide -- Did your parents forbid you to ride down the stairs in a laundry basket? Well, they’re not here now! ET brings you something even better -- a 100% bouncy mattress slide! Meet our van in Lobby 7 at 5:15.

18:00

18:30—pika—Indian dinner: Not very authentic. But Tasty!

18:30—WILG—Dinner — Salmon

19:00

19:00—Epsilon Theta—Dumplings -- Yumminess wrapped in dumpling dough. Meet our van in Lobby 7 at 7:00.

20:00

20:00—pika—Om Shanti Om - Second act: Watch the second part of this epic bollywood drama. This is when the reincarnation happens.

20:00—WILG—Berryline (Harvard Square Outing)

21:00

21:30—Epsilon Theta—Cookie Baking and Decorating -- Just like breaking bread with your fellows, but with more sugar. Let us come together in love and joy to celebrate the holy carbohydrate disc! Meet our van in Lobby 7 at 9:30.

22:00

22:00—pika—Bollywood party: Light, mirrors and Bollywood music - the pain of disco: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp7iTtlOTMA

23:00

23:00—Epsilon Theta—Joss Whedon Sampler (Part I) -- “With my freeze ray I will stop the pain” ... “You can’t take the sky from me.” Meet our van in Lobby 7 at 11:00.

Saturday,
September 12, 2009

08:00

08:00—pika—Hiking trip to New Hampshire: Join pika for a day trip to NH and hike up Mount Monadnock, the most hiked mountain in the world. Meet at the Student Center turnaround. (Please RSVP to pika@mit.edu so we know how many cars to get.)

12:00

12:15—Epsilon Theta—Mac and Cheese -- Served with Incredible Strawberry Soup, green beans and lemon bars for dessert. Meet our van in Lobby 7 at 12:15.

13:00

13:30—Epsilon Theta—Rollerblading -- If you strap wheels onto your feet, you get to go even FASTER! Join us for a stroll down the Esplanade... on wheels! Bring your rollerblades if you have ‘em; if not, no worries -- we’ll provide them for you. Meet our van in Lobby 7 at 1:30.

17:00

17:15—Epsilon Theta—Pork Tenderloins Dinner -- Served with Yorkshire pudding (ever heard of that?), wild rice, and pumpkin pie! Tofu also available. Meet our van in Lobby 7 at 5:15; dinner is served at 6:00.

18:00

18:30—pika—Surprise Dinner: It will be special, delicious, and nutritious.

19:00

19:00—Epsilon Theta—Build a Rube-Goldberg Machine -- you could flip the switch... or start a chain of dominoes to hit a bell which vibrates and rolls a ball down a ramp to hit a seesaw which pulls a string which releases a duck which falls and hits the switch. Meet our van in Lobby 7 at 7:00.

20:00

20:00—WILG—Cheesecake A Capella — Cheesecake and an A Capella Concert!

21:00

21:30—Epsilon Theta—Board Games and Fire -- No, the board games will not be *on* fire. Meet our van in Lobby 7 at 9:30.

23:00

23:00—Epsilon Theta—S’mores -- Chocolate. Graham Crackers. Marshmallows. Fire. Meet our van at 11:00 in Lobby 7.

23:59—Epsilon Theta—Joss Whedon Sampler (Part II) -- “I’m the thing that monsters have nightmares about.” ... “Everything you want. Everything you need. She will be. Honestly, and completely.” Catch our earlier van run in Lobby 7 at 11:00, or catch Boston West saferide.

Sunday,
September 13, 2009

11:00

11:00—Epsilon Theta—Corn Maze -- What could be more awesome than getting lost in an epic maze? Getting lost in an epic maze... surrounded by CORN! With zombies! ...Well, maybe no zombies, but we *can* bring you to a truly epic maze made out of miles of corn. Meet our van in Lobby 7 at 11:00.

11:30—WILG—Dim Sum — Lunch in Chinatown

17:00

17:15—Epsilon Theta—Make Your Own Pizza -- Bonus points if you can do that awesome dough-spinning thing the Italian chefs do. Meet our van at 5:15 in Lobby 7; we’ll start at 6:00.

18:00

18:30—WILG—Dinner — Lasagna

19:00

19:00—Epsilon Theta—Monkey Island Talk-Along -- I say to you, “You fight like a dairy farmer.” You respond with? Join Guybrush Threepwood, mighty pirate wannabe, and find out in The Secret of Monkey Island. Meet us in Lobby 7 at 7:00PM to catch our van.

21:00

21:30—Epsilon Theta—Chocolate-on-a-stick. Even chocolate can be made more awesome by being put on a stick. Meet us in Lobby 7 at 9:30 to catch our van.

Monday,
September 14, 2009

18:00

18:30—WILG—Dinner — Burritos

20:00

20:00—WILG—Mocktails (House Study Break)

Tuesday,
September 15, 2009

18:00

18:30—WILG—Dinner — Panninis

20:00

20:00—WILG—Mike’s Pastry (North End Study Break)

Wednesday,
September 16, 2009

18:00

18:30—WILG—Dinner — Chef Salad

Thursday,
September 17, 2009

18:30—WILG—Dinner — Baked Chicken

20:00

20:00—WILG—Flash Back to Crafts (House Study Break)

Friday,
September 18, 2009

18:00

18:30—WILG—Dinner — Pizza

20:00

20:00—WILG—Tea Party (House Study Break)