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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
Qualia gallery holds event that's sure to resonate
Qualia Contemporary Art is concluding its summer exhibitions on a high note with a closing reception and performance featuring experimental composer, performance and visual artist Guillermo Galindo on Sept. 3.
[Thursday, September 1, 2022]

Woodside filmmaker's documentary captures meeting of musical legends
Filmmaker Dale Djerassi introduced Brazilian master percussionist Airto Moreira to the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in New Orleans on Mardi Gras morning. His short film about their meetup shows Aug. 27-28 at the Cinequest festival.
[Friday, August 26, 2022]

Key player returns to TheatreWorks in show revealing the secrets of Chopin
For his latest turn on TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's stage, Hershey Felder delves into the life of Polish composer Fryderyk Chopin with the Bay Area premiere of "Hershey Felder: Chopin in Paris," Aug. 19-Sept. 11.
[Thursday, August 18, 2022]

Palo Alto unveils interactive projects that emphasize the public angle of public art
The latest round of projects funded by the city of Palo Alto Public Art Program's ArtLift grants gives everyone a chance to make their mark, from the written word to moving pictures.
[Thursday, August 18, 2022]

Shakespeare in the Park brings 'Much Ado About Nothing' to Redwood City
San Francisco Shakespeare Festival marks its 40th anniversary with a production of "Much Ado About Nothing," presented free Aug. 14-28 at Red Morton Park in Redwood City.
[Thursday, August 11, 2022]

ArtLift projects invite community's contributions
The city of Palo Alto Public Art Program recently unveiled the visual and performing arts projects that received 2022 ArtLift microgrants. A number of the projects feature special events where the community can take part.
[Thursday, August 4, 2022]

Filoli estate opens vegetable garden ​to public for the first time
Starting this week, visitors will get a chance to check out a previously unseen garden at Woodside's Filoli estate. Filoli's vegetable garden opens to the public on Friday, Aug. 5.
[Wednesday, August 3, 2022]

Peninsula theater companies look ahead to fall and beyond with new seasons
As audiences continue making their way back to in-person performances, Peninsula theater companies this summer have been sharing plans for fall and beyond, announcing their 2022-23 seasons. Here's what's on tap at four local companies.
[Thursday, July 21, 2022]

Pace Gallery to close Palo Alto location
International art gallery group Pace Gallery is shuttering its Palo Alto location. A newsletter from the gallery, sent on Tuesday, July 19, indicated that its latest exhibition will be the final show at the downtown Palo Alto space.
[Wednesday, July 20, 2022]

Free weekly film series highlights musicians making a difference
Stanford Arts' Camera as Witness program showcases documentaries about musicians who are breaking new ground and championing human rights, in free weekly screenings through Aug. 4.
[Wednesday, July 20, 2022]