Thurs., Feb. 14, Close to You
Harlow's Restaurant & Nightclub, 7 p.m., $15
You wouldn't expect a voice as unique as Karen Carpenter's to be imitable. But vocalist Michelle Whited of Carpenters tribute group Close to You, is a dead ringer for the late, great singer. This Valentine's Day, Close to You will bring copious Carpenters love songs to Harlow's. Whited's dead-on phrasing and soothing voice is complemented by a five-piece backing band consisting of local musicians who match the Carpenters' studio sound with all the laid-back yet soulful intensity it requires. Cozy up with your partner and enjoy love ballads such as “We've Only Just Begun,” “Top of the World,” and, of course, “(They Long to Be) Close to You.” 2708 J Street, www.carpenterstributegroup.com.