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Saturday

August 31, 2013

13:00

13:00 – 18:00 WILG

Lunch/Relaxing at WILG: Come by and visit us and our house! We are close by (a seven-minute walk down Mass Ave) and would love to meet you. We have scrumptious food for those who are hungry and activities for those who want something to do :)

13:06 – 15:06 No. 6

Dunk Tank: You think you have unerring aim? Come and check your skills. Choose who will be the lucky one to sit in our dunk tank and watch them get soaked or be the brave one and get onboard. In any case, you’ll have loads of fun.

13:30 ET

Boffing in the Park: Enjoy the beautiful park across from our house while simultaneously beating people with foam weapons.

13:30 – 16:00 pika

Roof Deck Smoothies: Throw some stuff in our bicycle blender and use your own pedal power to make a delicious smoothie!

15:00

15:06 No. 6

Lamb Roast and BBQ: Hungry? We got you covered. With a whole lamb on a spit and plenty of burgers and hot dogs going around, you will definitely have your fill of food at our BBQ.

15:30 ET

Contact Charades: Yo dawg, I heard you like party games so I put a party game in your party game so you can party while you party.

16:00

16:30 pika

Frisbee @ On Campus: Meet us at pika at 4pm, or find us at a field on campus (call 719-330-1188 for location). Then come back to pika for dinner.

17:00

17:15 ET

Tacos!: Come to ET and try to fit as many ingredients into your taco without having its contents spill all over our living room! Vegan options available!

18:00

18:00 – 20:00 WILG

Picnic Dinner @ Student Center Steps: Enjoy the beautiful August weather and good food with us!

19:00

19:00 pika

Indian Dinner: Sumptuous subcontinental spices.

19:00 ET

Magic: the Gathering Draft: Take the best cards you see, then build your deck while you’re at ET.

20:00

20:00 – 0:00 pika

Cafe pika: After dinner, pika will be transformed into a bohemian cafe experience.

20:00 pika

Brewing Up a Storm: How many ways can you make a cup of coffee? Experiment with different coffee and espresso methods such as pour-over, aeropress, and moka pot.

20:00 pika

Baking: Yeast, yeast, yeast!

20:00 pika

Tea Blending: Earl Grey. Jasmine Green. Oolong. Yerba Mate. Moroccan Mint. What makes a tea blend unique? Remake an old favorite or create your own signature blend with us, then relax and enjoy fine conversation as you sip away at your concoction.

21:00

21:00 ET

Mysterycraft: It’s a Viking! It’s a Corruptor! No, it’s a Medivac that attacks like a Mutalisk! Come play Starcraft 2 with unknown mods. We will provide a few computers, though feel free to bring your own.

21:30 pika

Literary Mixtape: “If it’s true that as I’m talking to you bones are moving in your inner ears, I’m physically touching you with my voice.” (Etheridge Knight) Fill our air with words! Give us five minutes of your favorite book, share your favorite poem, or come listen to others’ picks.

22:00

22:06 No. 6

Back to the USSR: Comrades, the time has come again to celebrate the great Mother Russia! Join us for a night where we party like its 1984. Hold on to your ushankas as you sway to sounds new and old!

23:00

23:00 pika

Open Mic and Singalong: Join our choir of heavenly hippies. Read to us, sing to us, tell us jokes! C’mon, we know you’re talented.

Sunday

September 1, 2013

9:00

9:30 No. 6

Breakfast: Get ready for another day of Rush with delicious breakfast prepared by our chef.

10:00

10:06 No. 6

Trip to Walden Pond: Our annual Rush trip to Walden Pond, the house of Henry David Thoreau and an inspiration for his book Walden. A historic site as well as a State Reservation, it is an enchanting and beautiful place. Join us!

12:00

12:15 ET

All the Soups!: Strawberry Soup! African Peanut Soup! Tomato Soup! And some grilled cheese. Vegan options available, so come over and eat with us!

13:00

13:30 ET

Ender’s Game: Remember — the enemy’s gate is down! Come shoot your friends while you bounce around our battle school.

14:00

14:30 pika

Solar Telescope: You can see sunspots!

15:00

15:00 – 19:00 WILG

Henna, nail polish, arts and crafts, and games: Make a piece of art for your room, paint your nails ridiculous colors, do henna on your friend’s arm... whatever! No experience necessary :P

15:30 ET

Battleship Twister: “Blue 4.” “Ow, you sunk my right foot.” Come play Battleship Twister.

16:00

16:30 pika

Pirate War with tEp @ Sailing Pavilion: An epic pirate waarr has arraged on forr yeaarrs and yeaarrs between pika and tEp - be tharr on the Chaarrles and help us defend MIT’s lands against the perpetratarrs from the Boston side! Meet us at pika at 4:00pm or at the MIT sailing pavilion at 4:30pm. ARRGH!!!!!!

17:00

17:15 ET

Build-Your-Own Pizza: Think you can put chains like Pizza Hut or Dominoes out of business? Put your skills to the test with the help of our amazing alums!

17:30 pika

Sushi Making: Sea-treats sheathed in rice. / Rice wrapped in gleaming green grace. / Roll sushi with us.

19:00

19:00 pika

Sushi Dinner: Taste the fruits of your labor (or somebody else’s). There will be a variety of sushi, some perhaps substantially more exotic than others.

19:00 – 20:00 WILG

Salmon Dinner: Oven-roasted salmon is so tasty... P:

19:00 ET

Telephone Pictionary: Played Telephone? Pictionary? Probably not both at once.

19:06 No. 6

Crêpes & Coffee: Sixers love crêpes and coffee, and you should too. Our talented members will brew you steaming cups and, using our secret French recipe, cook you up a perfect evening dessert. Bon appetit!

20:00

20:00 pika

Spinning Staff / Poi Making: You’ve seen East Campus do it, now make one of your own under the sage guidance of our resident experts.

20:00 – 21:00 WILG

Cheesecake and A Capella: An all-male a capella group is coming over to WILG to sing to you! ;) Plus, we will be serving a wide variety of our famous cheesecake made by yours truly.

21:00

21:00 – 1:00 Fenway

Choose the Juice, house tour and taco: Drink a juice, visit Fenway House and eat one taco and put the second one down.

21:00 ET

LoL Musical Chairs: An ordinary game of League of Legends, until the music stops. Then SWITCH!

21:00 pika

Spoon Carving: It is an art and a science.

23:00

23:00 pika

Roofdeck Anime: Relax on the roofdeck, watch some anime, and count the few stars whose radiation makes it through the Boston light pollution.

Monday

September 2, 2013

9:00

9:30 – 19:00 WILG

Six Flags: Self explanatory — spend a whole day at Six Flags!

9:30 pika

Morning Dérive: Wander the streets in a peculiarly philosophical French manner.

12:00

12:06 No. 6

Paintball: Time to put all those hours spent playing Call of Duty to use! Join us as we fight it off at a paintball center in Boston! Whether you have never played before, or you are an all-state paintball champion, come show us your sharpshooting skills!

13:00

13:00 pika

Mural Painting: It’s not vandalism if we say it isn’t.

13:00 – 15:00 WILG

Kayaking: For those who wanted to take it easy today/didn’t wake up early enough to go to Six Flags, join us in kayaking on the Charles! We will meet at our house.

13:30 ET

Puzzle Hunt: Mystery Hunt wasn’t enough for you? Never heard of it? Anything in between? Come participate in a mini-puzzle hunt, written by Thetans.

13:30 pika

Tie Dyeing: Dye your tie! Or, like, your shirt, or something. That works too.

14:00

14:00 pika

Henna and Hair Dyeing: Dye yourself! Make your hair any color of the rainbow — or all of them.

16:00

16:45 ET

Contact in Lobby 7: Play a quick word game with us as we wait to take our van to ET for dinner.

17:00

17:15 ET

Pasta with ALL THE SAUCES: Pesto, alfredo, and tomato sauce! Also garlic bread, because who doesn’t like garlic bread. Vegan options available!

18:00

18:00 – 1:00 pika

pika Hackathon: Electric Scooters. Wooden Spoons. NERF turrets. Linux Hackery. Robot Arms. Quadcopters. Come see what pikans have been up to, and learn a thing or two on your own! There will be plenty to do and eat all night!

18:00 pika

Zombie Bicycles!!: What can you accomplish with tools and parts?

19:00

19:00 – 22:00 Fenway

Chilled Painting session + Lucio Fontana cut: Create your own piece of art and cut a canvas like the 90’s painter Lucio Fontana. Great way to decorate your ugly room.

19:00 – 20:00 WILG

Korean Dinner: Come join us for authentic Korean sushi (kimbap) noodles (chapchae) and a surprise dessert. You won’t be disappointed.

19:00 ET

Games that shouldn’t be played that way: Ever played Smash with a DDR pad? Or League of Legends while blindfolded?

19:00 pika

Linux Until We Die: Come set up a fileserver with your friendly* neighborhood pikan Linux Haxx0rs. *Only when caffeinated.

19:06 No. 6

International Supper: Feel hungry and want some delicious food from all corners of the world? The Number Six Club is the place to come for haute cuisine of the worldly persuasion.

20:00

20:00 pika

Tech Showcase: Electric Scooters. Wooden Spoons. NERF turrets. Linux Hackery. Robot Arms. Quadcopters. Come see what pikans have been up to, and learn a thing or two on your own!

21:00

21:00 ET

Game of Thrones Marathon: Daaaaaa, dun. Da-da-daaa, dun; da-da, duuuun. (Da-da-da, dun; da-da-da, dun; da-da-da, dun; da-da-da, dun.) Daaaaaa, dun. Da-da-daaa, dun; da-da, duuuun.

21:00 pika

Python-Arduino Interfacing: Learn how to automate anything!!

22:00

22:00 pika

MeeMoo: Did somebody say... Meemoo?

22:00 pika

MaKey MaKey: Make bizarre and inventive interfaces!

Tuesday

September 3, 2013

0:00

0:00 – 2:00 WILG

Midnight Crêpes: Any time is a good time for crêpes. Come enjoy tasty crepes and a nice variety of toppings, like fruit, ice cream, and of course, Nutella.

10:00

10:00 – 14:30 WILG

Horseback Riding: Enjoy the nature-y parts of Massachusetts! We will be having two rounds — one that is from 10am–1pm and then other that is from 11:30am–2:30pm. Trail rides last for about an hour. (Space is limited).

13:00

13:00 – 16:30 WILG

Ropes Course: Come try out a ropes course with us at Metro Rock. It will surely be a lot of fun!

13:30 ET

Badminton: Care to challenge our badminton champion?

14:00

14:00 pika

Iron Chef pika: Garlic. Butter. Cumin. Kale?!? Split into teams, run to the grocery store (budget is on us!) and cook your team to VICTORY! (and prizes, of course)

14:00 pika

Dinosaur Eggs!

13:30 – 16:00 WILG

Manicures on Newbury Street: Start off the semester with some snazzy-looking nails. (Meet at WILG).

15:00

15:30 ET

Chess Variants: Bughouse chess. Monster chess. Loser’s chess. Auction chess. Extinction chess. Cannibal chess. Obese king chess.

16:00

16:45 ET

Gluck in Lobby 7: Come play a quick game of Gluck while we wait for our van to take us to dinner at ET.

17:00

17:00 pika

Shoeblade: The Noble Sport: Celebrate pikan heritage in a tournament like no other: Shoeblade and Forkapple. Match yourself against our top athletes before they head to the 2014 Olympics!

17:15 ET

Cyndi’s Chicken: Someone named Cyndi made a great chicken recipe we want you to try. Vegan options available!

18:00

18:00 pika

Contact on the Roof: If you like words, games, or the roof, you are certain to be satisfied by the awesome experience you will have on September 3rd around 6:00 p.m.

19:00

19:00 – 20:00 WILG

Lobster and Steak: For the carnivores. (But vegetarian options will be available!)

19:00 pika

Polish Dinner: The best Polish food we have ever served!

19:00 ET

Crusader Kings II Game of Thrones by Committee: Control Westeros and make all the decisions that George R. R. Martin never did.

19:06 No. 6

Naughty Water Concert: Bust out your ripped jeans and leather jackets and prepare to rock out to the music of one of the coolest local bands. From covers of all-time favorites to their own creative songs, Naughty Water will be sure to leave you thirsty for more.

20:00

20:00 – 23:00 Fenway

Stand-up comedy + popcorn: Lol all night with special guests Lee, Chris, and the Fenway gangsters.

20:00 – 22:00 WILG

Dessert Night: For the carb-ivores. But in all seriousness, who doesn’t like fancy desserts? Join us as we indulge in decadent and delightful treats!

20:36 No. 6

The roof deck is one of our most celebrated house areas. Come enjoy pastries, coffee, and a gorgeous night view over MIT with all the Sixers.

21:00

21:00 pika

Learn the Spinning Arts: Learn the ancient art of staff/poi spinning from our resident experts. Learn to use what you made on Sunday, or borrow gear from us.

Wednesday

September 4, 2013

10:00

10:00 – 14:00 WILG

Cookie Handouts @ Bldg 16 & 26: Drop by and say “Hi!” between classes and fuel up with some delicious, homemade cookies!

15:00

15:00 – 19:00 WILG

Psets & Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches: You’ve just finished your finished your first day of classes! Congrats :) Come celebrate with some free food! (Like you haven’t had enough already). Getting ahead on psets is optional.

16:00

16:45 ET

We Didn’t Playtest This At All: It’s a real game, we promise! Come play it with us in Lobby 7!

17:00

17:15 ET

Breakfast for Dinner!: Just woke up and missed your first day of class? That’s okay! All this syrup and bacon will make your woes go away. Vegan options available!

18:00

18:00 – 21:00 Fenway

Free Professional Shoulder Massage: Attend a massage session with a professional massage instructor, from a world-class SPA.

19:00

19:00 – 20:00 WILG

Italian Dinner.

19:00 pika

Orange Foods Dinner: Taste (the best part of) the rainbow.

19:00 ET

Manhunt: I will find you. There will be no escape.

20:00

20:30 WILG

Berryline: If you haven’t been to Berryline, you haven’t fully experienced Boston. Berryline is a Boston/Cambridge frozen yogurt shop that you must try! We will meet at our house.

20:36 No. 6

Lecture Series Guest Lecturer: Join us for an engaging guest lecture and Q&A session. Our Lecture Series has been a long-time tradition at No. 6, and has featured esteemed speakers such as Noam Chomsky. Topics range from politics to psychology.

21:00

21:00 ET

Bad Movie Night: “They’re eating her... and then they’re going to eat me... OH MY GOD!” Enjoy such classic dialogue as we suffer through some of the most hilariously bad movies ever made.

21:36 No. 6

Conversations at The Number Six Club: At No. 6 we take pride in our literary side. We love to ponder various topics, as well as dissect and argue about every aspect of them. Come for a discussion of issues aired earlier in the day by our guest speaker, in a moderated conversation at our house.

Thursday

September 5, 2013

15:00

15:00 – 19:00 WILG

Psets & Smoothies: You’ve just finished day two of your classes! Come by to relax and talk about your cute recitation leader. Again, getting ahead on psets is optional.

16:00

16:45 ET

Falling in Lobby 7: Come play a real-time card game while waiting for our van to take us to ET for dinner.

17:00

17:15 ET

Dinner on the High Seas: We may be in our dining room, but the high seas are really about fish and pirates, right? Vegan options available!

19:00

19:00 – 20:00 WILG

Japanese Dinner: We’ll be having some fine Japanese cuisine cooked by our resident chefs :

19:00 pika

Italian Dinner: Tomato & basil & garlic & parm, just like Nonna makes it.

19:00 ET

Laser Maze: Homemade laser security system, Nerf gun guards, what else could budding spies want?

19:06 No. 6

Cafe Vittoria: Celebrate the end of Rush with fine coffee and delicacies from Italy at Cafe Vittoria, in Boston’s North End. We shall take Little Italy by storm. A fine end to a fancy Rush.

20:00

20:00 – 23:00 Fenway

Open Jam Session/Karaoke and Crêpes contest: Sing or play the piano, guitar, trumpet, cajon, triangle, etc., or just shut up and eat!

Friday

September 6, 2013

16:00

16:45 ET

Flux in Lobby 7: Join us for a chaotic board game in Lobby 7 as we wait to take our van to dinner at ET.

17:00

17:15 ET

Dumplings!: Join us for a glorious dinner made by our equally glorious alums! Vegan options available!

19:00

19:00 pika

Homemade Pizza Dinner: Chicago style or New York style? No, pika style!

19:00 ET

Board Game Night: We have over 100 board games in our basement. Come play some of them.

19:30 pika

Avenue Q: The Musical Theater Guild will impart valuable life lessons, like what the Internet’s for (spoiler: it’s for porn). Walk from pika at 7pm or meet us at Kresge at 7:45pm

21:00

21:00 ET

Mochi Making: Make mouthwatering mochi. Mmm!

23:00

23:00 pika

pika on WMBR: Ever wanted to be on the radio? Meet at pika at 11pm or find us outside Walker at 11:45pm.

Saturday

September 7, 2013

4:00

4:00 – 7:00 Fenway

Fenway alumni barbeque.

11:00

11:00 WILG

Dim Sum: Join us for a spectacular lunch in Chinatown!

12:00

12:15 ET

Hot Dogs and Potato Chips: A simple, totally healthy* meal. Vegan options available!

13:00

13:30 ET

Cheese or Font: Is Crescenza a cheese or a font? Is Anvil a boy band or an insect repellent? Come and play these surprisingly difficult games with us.

15:00

15:30 ET

Win my Dollar: Come participate in an iterated prisoner’s dilemma, bid in a dollar bill auction, and choose which envelope to take in a game theorist’s dream come true.

16:00

16:30 pika

Rock Climbing: Climb on MIT’s wall with pikans. Meet at pika at 4pm or in front of Walker Memorial at 4:30pm.

17:00

17:15 ET

Fried Things!: Fried chicken and fried tofu and probably some not fried things too. Vegan options available!

19:00

19:00 ET

Stargazing: Isn’t the sky beautiful tonight? —I can’t tell; there’s always so much pollution. —Never fear, citizen, we thought of that. Come join us for a night of looking at the stars.

19:00 pika

pika Dinner: Find out why pika is most famous for its awesome meal plan. Come meet pikans over a delicious, home-cooked meal.

23:00

23:00 pika

Playground Saga (With Froyo): Embark on a treacherous quest to the best frozen yogurt place in the world and test yourself against Cambridge’s most geometrically implausible playground.

Sunday

September 8, 2013

11:00

11:00 ET

Corn Maze: A maze whose walls are taller than you. There will also be lunch!

17:00

17:15 ET

Chili!: Chill with our alums while you eat the chili they made! Alternatively: Chil(l/i) with our alums!

19:00

19:00 ET

Thetan-made Games: What do Minions of Darkness, Opening Night, and Real Time Strategy Horror have in common? They’re all board games made by Thetans. Come play them with us.