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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
Art Center's Virtual Friday Night opens 'The Black Index' show
​The Palo Alto Art Center celebrates the opening of the exhibition "The Black Index" during its online event, Virtual Friday Night at the Art Center on April 30, with a gallery walkthrough, poetry activity and more.
[Thursday, April 29, 2021]

Chorus uses new technology to make beautiful music together online
Ragazzi Boys Chorus presents its third online concert, "Joy, Awe, and Wonder," on May 2, 4 p.m. featuring a wide-ranging program of traditional and contemporary choral music.
[Thursday, April 29, 2021]

At $135M, Woodside estate among world's most expensive listings
Woodside's Green Gables estate officially hit the market in February for $135 million -- or more than 37 times the town's median home value of $3.6 million.
[Friday, April 30, 2021]

Local merchants celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with in-person, virtual events
Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 24, celebrates the hard work of independent booksellers nationwide. Local bookstores are marking the day with a variety of online and in-person activities.
[Thursday, April 22, 2021]

Can California wildflowers survive climate change?
"Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change," on view at the Los Altos History Museum, features the work of photographers Rob Badger and Nita Winter, who have captured images of our state's vanishing wildflowers.
[Thursday, April 22, 2021]

Local nonprofit FabMo launches virtual Spring Artisan Showcase
FabMo, which rescues and repurposes discontinued designer fabrics and samples, hosts its first springtime Artisan Showcase, featuring artists who use the nonprofit's materials in their creations. The showcase is online through June 20.
[Monday, April 19, 2021]

Gallery House exhibitions make room for both in-person and online viewers
The current show, "Through My Window," at Gallery House features works in a variety of media by gallery members and is on view both in person and online through the end of April.
[Thursday, April 15, 2021]

Mus[email protected] concert celebrates the next generation of chamber musicians
The "Inspired by Menlo" concert, which takes place online April 18, highlights five artists who are all alumni of [email protected]'s Chamber Music Institute for young musicians.
[Thursday, April 15, 2021]

Qualia throws a virtual party to launch new in-person gallery shows
Qualia Contemporary Art is opening two solo exhibitions with an online party April 10 that offers virtual gallery walkthroughs, artists' talks and a Q&A session to allow the audience to interact with the artists.
[Wednesday, April 7, 2021]

Gamble Garden event highlights founder's favorite bloom: Irises
The iris flower is the focus of Gamble Garden's Second Saturday program on April 10, which includes a nature hunt, exhibits and -- for the first time in a year -- indoor tours of the historic Gamble home.
[Tuesday, April 6, 2021]