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Heather Zimmerman

Arts and Entertainment Editor, Embarcadero Media/Peninsula Division

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About Heather
Heather Zimmerman has been with Embarcadero Media since 2019. She is the arts and entertainment editor for the group's Peninsula publications and an assistant editor for the Mountain View Voice and The Almanac. She writes and edits arts stories, compiles the Weekend Express arts newsletter, oversees the community calendar, helps edit stories for the Voice and Almanac and assists with assembling the Express newsletters for those publications.

Previously, Heather worked at the Silicon Valley alternative weekly Metro, and for a decade, served as the arts reporter for Silicon Valley Community Newspapers, a group of publications covering communities such as Sunnyvale, Los Gatos and Willow Glen.

Heather grew up in the South Bay and graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz, with a bachelor's degree in literature.
Stories by Heather
Windrider Bay Area Film Forum is back in person for its 13th year
After two years of going virtual, the Windrider Bay Area Film Forum is making a return to in-person screenings with two films that seem a perfect fit for the festival's uplifting theme, "Lens of Hope."
[Wednesday, June 22, 2022]

It's showtime: Stanford Theatre to reopen on July 9
Peninsula film lovers will soon be able to once again catch a classic movie and hear the Wurlitzer play when the downtown Palo Alto movie palace reopens after a more than two-year closure.
[Tuesday, June 21, 2022]

It's showtime: Stanford Theatre to reopen on July 9
Peninsula film lovers will soon be able to once again catch a classic movie and hear the Wurlitzer play when the downtown Palo Alto movie palace reopens after a more than two-year closure.
[Tuesday, June 21, 2022]

It's 'Twelfth Night' in the Roaring '20s for Palo Alto Players' season finale
Palo Alto Players is closing its 91st season with an adaptation of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" set in 1920s Coney Island. The show is staged in partnership with Gunn High School.
[Thursday, June 9, 2022]

PV Palooza showcases a dozen Peninsula bands
The hills will be alive with the sounds of local music all day Saturday when PV Palooza, a new summer music festival, launches in Portola Valley.
[Thursday, June 9, 2022]

TheatreWorks' 'Ragtime' tackles timely topics
"Ragtime" may look nostalgic, with its Gibson Girl fashion and horseless carriages, but the show explores a host of subjects that are as relevant as ever today. TheatreWorks presents the Tony-winning musical though June 26.
[Thursday, June 2, 2022]

Pixels en pointe: Show melding video games, ballet and hip-hop makes world premiere at Stanford Live
"FRAY," a dance show making its world premiere at Stanford Live May 26-27, includes a mobile game that helps immerse audiences in the story before the show starts.
[Thursday, May 26, 2022]

Smuin Ballet season finale highlights both established and new choreographers
Smuin Contemporary Ballet always makes equal room for classical and contemporary works on its stage and the company's season finale is no exception. The program takes place May 19-22 in Mountain View.
[Thursday, May 19, 2022]

Silicon Valley Open Studios returns in full force
Silicon Valley Open Studios highlights the work of Peninsula-based artists May 14-15 and artists in the South Bay May 21-22. The Weekly spoke with some of the artists who are taking part.
[Thursday, May 12, 2022]

An off-the-cuff evening with Isaac Mizrahi
Local audiences will have a chance to check out Isaac Mizrahi's theatrical chops when his latest show, "Moderate to Severe," comes to the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto on May 15.
[Thursday, May 5, 2022]