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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
Nonprofit hosts benefit concert for farmworkers at The Guild Theatre
Gilroy-based nonprofit Earth to Table is hosting a benefit concert Sept. 19 at The Guild Theatre in Menlo Park to raise funds for organizations that support farmworkers. The lineup includes Malo, Juan Escovedo All-Stars and more.
[Friday, September 15, 2023]

Review: 'Matilda' breaks all the right rules
Palo Alto Players open their season with a musical about how a brilliant, kind child foils the grownup bullies around her. The show runs through Sept. 24.
[Thursday, September 14, 2023]

A 'Fever' dream comes to The Guild
Dengue Fever plays The Guild Theatre Sept. 14, highlighting their new album, "Ting Mong." The record features a more laidback sound than the band's previous outings, but still has the retro touch they're known for.
[Thursday, September 7, 2023]

Meet local artists and learn something new at QD Gallery reception
QD Gallery is hosting a reception Aug. 31 where visitors can not only meet some of the gallery's featured artists, but also get creative themselves and learn how to make their own terrariums.
[Wednesday, August 30, 2023]

From garages to spaceships, a new exhibition explores the evolution of Silicon Valley architecture
Silicon Valley has some interesting architecture if you know where to look. Yes, really. A new photography show at the Los Altos History Museum highlights architecturally unique tech campuses and what they bring to the valley.
[Wednesday, August 2, 2023]

Peninsula author revisits childhood memories in fictionalized memoir
From the arts to golf, Peninsula writer Frank Criscenti has covered many topics in his work for a number of local publications, but some of the most surprising stories he would write about were from his own youth.
[Thursday, July 27, 2023]

'Starry Nights' show at Frost features highlights from San Francisco Ballet's 90th anniversary celebration
With Starry Nights at Stanford Live Arts Festival, audiences at Frost Amphitheater on Aug. 3-4 can catch unique works from San Francisco Ballet's next@90 festival marking a milestone anniversary.
[Thursday, July 27, 2023]

A note-worthy event: Music@Menlo offers an all-encompassing chamber music festival
The Music@Menlo chamber festival, now in its 21st year, explores the music of Beethoven, showcasing the festival's broad roster of talent, which includes young artists and accomplished mainstage musicians.
[Thursday, July 20, 2023]

Triple treat: Monthly 3rd Thursday music event marks third edition
The 3rd Thursday outdoor music festival hosts eight bands for its third edition, taking place July 20 on Palo Alto's California Avenue.
[Wednesday, July 19, 2023]

Duran Duran to play benefit concert at The Guild
Legendary band Duran Duran is set to play a benefit concert at The Guild on Aug. 19. The show will raise funds for the Cancer Awareness Trust. Tickets go on sale the week of July 17.
[Friday, July 14, 2023]