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Fancy party: Nneka, Chelsea Clinton, Cindy Sherman, and Mary Halvorson.Photo: Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images, Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images, Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images, David X Prutting/Pmc

Composer Portraits: Karin Rehnquist
Miller Theatre; 3/22 at 8 p.m.; 2960 Broadway., at 116th St.; 212-854-1633
An evening devoted to the work of Swedish composer Karin Rehnquist is highlighted by the U.S. premiere of a song cycle featuring her longtime collaborators, Swedish vocalists Ulrika Bodén and Lena Willemark, who specialize in kulnin, an extended vocal technique based in Nordic folk tradition. The Either/Or ensemble, under Richard Carrick, also performs.

Cindy Sherman
The Museum of Modern Art; Through 6/11, Wed-Thu, Sat-Sun, 10:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.; Fri, 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; 11 W. 53rd St.; 212-708-9400
The renowned photographer gets a major retrospective, which encompasses everything from her groundbreaking “untitled film stills” (1977–80) through her more recent works.

Fiona Apple
Music Hall of Williamsburg ; 3/23 at 9 p.m.; 66 N. Sixth St., nr. Wythe Ave., Williamsburg; 718-486-5400
Bowery Ballroom; 3/26 at 9 p.m.; 6 Delancey St., nr. Bowery; 212-533-2111
Her shows are so sold out but we’d be remiss if we did not mention that Ms. Apple will be baring her soul at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday and Bowery Ballroom on Monday, especially after our music critic Nitsuh Abebe’s glowing report of her performances at SXSW. She’s back, you guys! And she’s spectacular.

Jewish Women in Social Services
Brooklyn Historical Society; 3/22 at 7 p.m.; 128 Pierrepont St., nr. Clinton St., Brooklyn Heights
Learn something when Joyce Antler, Samuel Lane Professor of American Jewish History and Culture at Brandeis University, discusses the historical role of Jewish women in social activism. She’ll be joined by Susan L. Mayer, Associate Director of Nursing at the North Bronx Health Care Network, who will address the contributions of Jewish men and women in the field of nursing.

Gramercy Theatre; 3/27 at 7 p.m.; 127 E. 23rd St.,nr. Lexington Ave.; 212-614-6932
Neo-soul from a socially conscious Nigerian hip-hop-soul singer, who is championed by Nas, and is touring in support of her latest Soul is Heavy. (Tell us about it.) With Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew

Mary Halvorson
The Kitchen; 3/24 at 8 p.m.; 512 W. 19th St., nr. Tenth Ave.; 212-255-5793
The experimental guitarist, who cut her teeth with free jazz magus Anthony Braxton, debuts her new septet, featuring cornetist Kirk Knuffke, alto saxophonist Greg Ward, and bassist John Hebert. With a chamber performance of Arthur Russell’s “Instrumentals.”

The Dinner Party
Brooklyn Museum; Wed-Fri, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Sat-Sun, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; 200 Eastern Pkwy., at Washington Ave., Prospect Heights; 718-501-6409
First exhibited in 1979, join the Brooklyn Museum as they celebrate five years of having Judy Chicago’s “The Dinner Party” as a permanent exhibition. The piece consists of a large triangular table on which rest 39 place settings representing celebrated women from the past, ranging from “Primordial Goddess” to Virginia Woolf.

Running in Heels: Women and Politics
92nd Street Y; 3/28 at 8 p.m.; 1395 Lexington Ave., nr. 92nd St.; 212-415-5500
Chelsea Clinton moderates this event, at which panelists like Glamour’s editor-in-chief Cindi Leive and political commentator Nicolle Wallace discuss ways to encourage more young women to vote and run for office.

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