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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
Silicon Valley Sculpture offers fine art in the great outdoors
At the Silicon Valley Sculpture fine art fair, visitors can enjoy an exhibition of sculptures from about 30 different artists, including some who have shown at Burning Man.
[Tuesday, September 22, 2020]

Library's 'shelter-in-play' game night is up to chance
The Menlo Park Library is kicking off the weekend with a "shelter-in-play" online game night featuring Lotería, a traditional Mexican game of chance.
[Wednesday, September 16, 2020]

Stanford gives public access to 'Museums From Home'
Stanford University's Cantor Arts Center and Anderson Collection's "Museums From Home" program is offering a variety of new ways to experience art at the two institutions, even when it's not possible to be there in person.
[Monday, September 7, 2020]

Kings Mountain Art Fair moves online for 2020 edition
The Kings Mountain Art Fair, a longtime local staple of Labor Day weekend, is still taking place over the holiday, Sept. 5-7 -- only it will be online.
[Monday, August 31, 2020]

Hopping to it with a virtual beer tasting
The Menlo Park Library is helping quench the thirst for a good chat over some suds with "Raise a Glass, Quarantine Style," a series of virtual beer tastings.
[Tuesday, August 25, 2020]

Hoofing it (virtually) through history
The San Mateo County Historical Association is offering a glimpse of a unique bit of local history with an online tour of the Folger Estate Stable Historic District in Woodside's Wunderlich Park.
[Wednesday, August 19, 2020]

Palo Alto's Gallery House reopens for first in-person exhibition
Even pre-pandemic, it's fair to say most galleries were always "touchless" but the concept has taken on a couple of new meanings at Palo Alto's Gallery House.
[Wednesday, August 12, 2020]

The Pear Theatre opens season with online production of 'Elliot: A Soldier's Fugue'
The Pear Theatre opens its 2020-21 season with an online streaming production of Quiara Alegría Hudes' thoughtful drama about a young soldier who thinks about his family's past as he contemplates a second tour of duty in Iraq.
[Wednesday, August 12, 2020]

Popular family event series relaunches with the 'Happiness of Apples'
Gamble Garden reimagines its Second Saturday series with an event that blends online programs with in-person visits in which participants tour the garden at their own pace.
[Tuesday, August 4, 2020]

Talk highlights bringing history home at Filoli
​Filoli curator Julie Bly DeVere discusses a current restoration project at Filoli in an online talk presented by the Woodside Arts & Culture Committee.
[Tuesday, August 4, 2020]