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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
'In Every Generation' explores millennia of meaning through a family's Passover dinner
It's not just any dinner that brings together the family at the center of Ali Viterbi's play "In Every Generation" but several millennia of a meal with tremendous meaning. The play runs through Feb. 12 at TheatreWorks.
[Thursday, January 26, 2023]

Where to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit
Lunar New Year has arrived and Peninsula cities, libraries and local groups are hosting a variety of events marking the advent of Year of the Rabbit.
[Thursday, January 26, 2023]

From SNL's earliest days to a long career in TV and film, how Alan Zweibel has helped funny people be funnier
Comedy writer Alan Zweibel shares some memorable moments from his career, including his friendships and working partnerships with Gilda Radner, Garry Shandling and Billy Crystal in an evening at the Oshman Family JCC, Jan. 22.
[Thursday, January 19, 2023]

Friends of the Palo Alto Library hold a rare sale of high value books, ephemera
Shoppers can browse among 1,500 unique books and 300 pieces of ephemera and more at the Friends of the Palo Alto Library's High Value Sale Jan. 14, taking place alongside the group's regular monthly sale.
[Thursday, January 12, 2023]

Musical and magical bridges come together in Saturday concert at inclusive playground
Magical Bridge Playground in Palo Alto is offering a festive musical treat this holiday weekend with a performance on Saturday, Dec. 24, by members of the organization Bridges in Music.
[Thursday, December 22, 2022]

'The Lady with the Crown' captures decades of a unique and unbreakable mother-daughter bond
Palo Alto author Kathleen Canrinus' book "The Lady with the Crown: A Story of Resilience" is the memoir of two people: Canrinus and her mother, Dorothy.
[Thursday, December 15, 2022]

Youth orchestra holiday concert brings major announcement
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra's Dec. 18 concert features performances by all of its ensembles and alumni, plus the reveal of its new music director. The orchestra conducted a year-long nationwide search for a new director.
[Thursday, December 15, 2022]

Stanford Theatre cancels annual showing of 'It's a Wonderful Life'
The Stanford Theatre announced on social media on Friday, Dec 9, that it won't be holding its traditional Dec. 24 screening of "It's a Wonderful Life." Due to ongoing renovations, the classic movie palace is currently without heat.
[Friday, December 9, 2022]

Lucky number three: Pamela Walsh Gallery holds party to mark anniversary
For all but four months of its existence, Pamela Walsh Gallery has operated during the pandemic. Now the gallery will celebrate its third anniversary on Dec. 9 with a party opening a group exhibition and featuring music by DJ Chance.
[Thursday, December 8, 2022]

Peninsula Women's Chorus holiday concert explores the many ways we're connected
The Peninsula Women's Chorus celebrates relationships in all their joys and complexities with the concert "Songs of Connection: The Ties that Bind," Dec. 10 in Palo Alto and Dec. 18 in Santa Clara.
[Thursday, December 8, 2022]