The San Jose Jazz Summer Fest is back, offering an eclectic sampling of music across 12 stages—both indoor and outdoor—on Aug. 8-10.

Now in its 25th year, there are more than 100 acts and events planned throughout the weekend, including performances by Pacific Mambo Orchestra, Atsuko Hashimoto Quartet, Ledisi and headliner Bootsy Collins.

The festival, which has a humble origin story that includes a handful of musical acts has grown to be a premier event in San Jose, attracting more than 100,000 festival-goers and bringing in more than $12 million in revenue to downtown, according to promoters.

This year’s San Jose Jazz Summer Fest celebrates its quarter century with: a speakeasy to quench your thirst in style; a not-so-traditional block party on Post Street with Stones Throw Records; and masking-making and mural-painting at the Family Fun Zone, located at the south end of the Plaza de César Chavez.

Here are five SJ Jazz Summer Fest happenings to add to your itinerary for the weekend:

For Film Fanatics: Those with wristbands to the three-day event can sneak away on Saturday at 4:30pm and again at 9:30pm to catch two free screening at Camera 12.

For History Buffs: The San Jose Jazz Summer Fest has put together a commemorative book filled with images and narratives around the festival’s first 25 years, available to read online.

For the Spiritually Inclined: Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph will offer festival-goers a chance to enjoy its acoustics with live performances on Saturday and Sunday, 4:30pm and 11:30am.

For Night Owls: After the main festival stages close, late-night establishments downtown invite festival-goers to have a night cap with them. No cover charge.

For the VIP: For the first time this year, festival-goers have the chance to see performances up close and personal at the KCMG Lounge, located inside of the California Theatre. Two sets of three 20-minute sessions will take place on both Aug. 9 and 10.

To put things into perspective (or make you feel old) here are five other things turning 25 this year: Adobe Photoshop, Prozac, Die Hard, The Kids’ Choice Awards and Michael Cera.

Scenes from San Jose Jazz Summer Fest last year:

The San Jose Jazz Summer Fest takes place August 8-10 in downtown San Jose. More Info