Choose between O.M.D at HOB or k.d. Lang at the Meyerson

Decisions, decisions

Whether you’re in the mood for swoony torch songs or synth-pop from the ’80s, tonight is your night. k.d. Lang stops in town with her new band the Siss Boom Bang in support of her latest album Sing it Loud. She’ll likely have you as putty in her hands once her mouth hits the microphone. Or for some flat-out fun pop that will take you back a few decades, hit up Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (or O.M.D.) tonight. The band hit it big with “If You Leave” and “Dreamin’” back in the ’80s and then kinda faded away. But last year, they dropped History of Modern and tour and have been getting raves ever since.

If only you could be in two places at once.

DEETS: k.d. Lang and the Siss Boom Bang, Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St. at 8 p.m. $40–$100. DallasSymphony.com.

O.M.D., House of Blues, 2200 N. Lamar St. at 8 p.m. $25–$45. HouseofBlues.com.

—  Rich Lopez

Gay playwright wins grant

Peter Sinn Nachtrieb

Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, the gay, San Francisco-based playwright who has two shows produced in Dallas earlier this year — Second Thought’s Hunters and Gatherers and Kitchen Dog’s Boom! — has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the National New Play Network (of which Kitchen Dog is a longtime member), which seeks to encourage playwrights and get their work out there. It’s overall a pretty hoity-toity thing to win.

I interviewed Nachtrieb, and he’s a hoot — a funny guy, and smart — and Kitchen Dog does some pretty out-there shit. So it might be cool if his next play written with the grant turns up in Dallas.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones