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Posted at 8:00 AM ET, 12/26/2010

Free and Easy: Futuristic funk into 2011; the Winter Classic

By Alex Baldinger and David Malitz

Slide into 2011 with futuristic funk, a commemorative wreath-laying for the only president buried in the District of Columbia and a viewing party for hockey's annual outdoor game.

Model Train Display
Union Station's decorations aren't complete without this model display featuring a replica of a Norwegian train, part of the Toys for Tots drive.

Woodrow Wilson wreath-laying
On the birthday of the former president, a wreath will be placed at his resting place, along with full military honors. Wilson is the only president buried in the District of Columbia.

Future Times/The Whale Holiday Party
D.C.'s DJ collective that specializes in space-age disco and futuristic funk takes to the turntables.

Weston Jennings
The up-and-coming organist plays a Millennium Stage recital with a twist: The performance will take place inside the luxe confines of the Kennedy Center's concert hall.

First Night Annapolis
A family-friendly New Year's Eve celebration that features early fireworks at 7:30 p.m. and another round at midnight.

Winter Classic viewing party
If you can't make it to Pittsburgh to watch the Capitals take on the Penguins in the NHL's annual outdoor game, the next best place to watch it is on the big screen at Arlington Cinema 'N' Drafthouse.

American String Quartet
The National Gallery kicks off its six-concert series of all of Beethoven's compositions for string quartets.

By Alex Baldinger and David Malitz  | December 26, 2010; 8:00 AM ET
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