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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
Family string trio performs at Woodside Arts & Culture's virtual First Friday event
Woodside Arts & Culture's First Friday event for March is truly a family affair: a performance by the Costanza-Fong Family String Trio. The performance takes place online on March 5.
[Wednesday, March 3, 2021]

Smuin Ballet's on-demand film series makes a stage out of local landscapes
Smuin Contemporary Ballet's Offstage/Onscreen series takes literally the idea that "all the world's a stage" -- or at least all the Bay Area -- with a series of four dance films shot at various local scenic spots.
[Thursday, February 25, 2021]

Cantor Arts Center online exhibit examines migration, displacement
Earlier this month, the Cantor Arts Center marked the opening of "When Home Won’t Let You Stay," a touring exhibition exploring the experiences of refugees, immigrants and migrants, both in a historical context and in the present day.
[Thursday, February 18, 2021]

Latest edition of [email protected]'s online series brings renowned chamber ensemble to your living room
[email protected] continues to make the most of virtual performances with its Explorer Series, which offers performances and artist discussions. The latest installment features the Grammy Award-winning group Emerson String Quartet.
[Thursday, February 18, 2021]

Tyler MacNiven returns to his Woodside roots via a long, adventurous route
For Woodside's Tyler MacNiven, the journey home has included a 2000-mile walk across Japan, an "Amazing Race" and diverse business ventures. MacNiven shares his unusual story Feb. 5 in an online talk.
[Wednesday, February 3, 2021]

Classic films take audience back in time for online movie nights
Midpen Media Center presents an online screening on Jan. 29 of the 1939 comedy/drama "Made for Each Other," with Jimmy Stewart and Carole Lombard.
[Thursday, January 28, 2021]

'Nature for All' talk highlights where to hike, what to see at Foothills Park
Grassroots Ecology is hosting an online program on Jan. 28 to help everyone get to know a Palo Alto park that opened to the public at large in December.
[Wednesday, January 27, 2021]

[email protected] takes famed composers' work to 21st century
Maurice Ravel and George Gershwin's admiration for each other's work inspired [email protected]'s latest online concert, featuring violinist Kristin Lee and pianist Orion Weiss performing music by the two composers.
[Wednesday, January 20, 2021]

'Where do we go from here?' Festival explores Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy
To mark the national holiday celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.'s birth, the Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University is hosting an online documentary film festival and webinar.
[Thursday, January 14, 2021]

Virtual program dives into king tides
King tides have returned to the Palo Alto Baylands and the Environmental Volunteers are hosting an online program Jan. 9 for all ages to learn more about these higher-than-normal tides and what they bring to the Baylands.
[Wednesday, January 6, 2021]