Anuhea, $20-$25, 9 p.m., Dec. 28

Harlow's Restaurant & Nightclub, 9 p.m., $20-$25

Hawaii native Anuhea Jenkins has an easygoing folky-pop manner similar to Jack Johnson. But unlike Johnson and surfer-turned-singer Tristan Prettyman, Anuhea doesn't chase that beachy vibe so much as foment slinky modern R&B with reggae undercurrents. Her charisma and sultry self-possession recalls Aaliyah, and it's easy to imagine the right producer making her sexy-but-approachable style a crossover chart sensation. The 29-year-old singer's put out two studio albums and last year released a live disc, Butterflies, showcasing a far funkier backing band than on her recordings. She's presently collaborating with guest artists on an upcoming album planned for a release next year. 2708 J Street,