Speaking of the mid-'90s, The Mateel hosts one of the decade's more influential acts this evening as The Crystal Method raises the roof with its era-defining electronica at 8 p.m. ($27). With a sound that is at once iconic but nonetheless groundbreaking in its time, this big-beat Las Vegas duo spanned every medium from dance floors to movies to video games. Catch them and your former self tonight.
Up at The Arcata Veteran's Hall at the same time the fantastic nonprofit EPIC is hosting its Forest Prom, an all-ages event that mimics that ancient high school social event but without the horror of a teens-only audience, and for a good cause to boot. There will be dancing to music provided by DJ East One and funk closers The Apiary and adult beverages available for those of age ($20, $15 students).