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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
A performance in tune with the future — and the past
Classical pianist Sarah Cahill performs selections from her project, "The Future is Female," highlighting the work of women composers past and present, in a March 20 virtual concert for the Community School of Music and Arts.
[Thursday, March 18, 2021]

Library storytelling event highlights 'Women That Changed the World'
Author and storyteller Georgette Baker will not only share some inspiring tales, she'll actually get into the characters of some truly groundbreaking women at a virtual event on March 13.
[Thursday, March 11, 2021]

A fake boyfriend may lead to real love in 'Beau Jest'
A woman who invents a boyfriend to please her parents may end up falling hardest for the ruse in "Beau Jest," presented in a staged reading by the Jewish Repertory Theatre, available on demand via Oshman Family JCC through March 31.
[Thursday, March 11, 2021]

Gamble Garden Second Saturday event celebrates an early bloomer
For its March Second Saturday program, Gamble Garden is celebrating a hardy hero of the winter garden, welcoming families to its grounds for a socially distanced nature hunt and exhibit featuring camellias.
[Tuesday, March 9, 2021]

Museum's virtual talk on bizarre medical artifacts features some deep cuts
The Museum of American Heritage shares some of the more unusual items from its collection in a March 4 online talk called "Cringeworthy and Bizarre Artifacts."
[Wednesday, March 3, 2021]

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 Music@Menlo's online series brings renowned chamber ensemble to your living room
Music@Menlo 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]