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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
What's coming to town this holiday season
From singing loud for all to hear, to musical artists putting their own spin on favorites, and from the newest versions of well-loved holiday shows to the return of a popular Christmas Eve tradition, here's our roundup of holiday fun.
[Thursday, November 16, 2023]

Actor, dancer and ice skater Noelle Wilder portrays Scarecrow in Palo Alto Players' 'Wizard of Oz,' the first Deaf actor on the company’s stage
Palo Alto Players are staging "The Wizard of Oz," featuring Noelle Wilder, the first Deaf actor to perform with the company, in the role of Scarecrow. The show opens Nov. 3.
[Thursday, November 2, 2023]

Qualia Contemporary Art to move into former Pace Gallery space
Downtown Palo Alto's Qualia Contemporary Art is relocating to the former home of Pace Gallery. The move provides a larger exhibition space for Qualia, which opens to the public at the new location on Nov. 11.
[Friday, October 27, 2023]

United Nations Association Film Festival highlights humanitarian efforts with local ties
The stories of locals who are tackling seemingly insurmountable issues are featured in the 26th annual United Nations Association Film Festival, showing through Oct. 29 at various venues on the Peninsula and in San Francisco.
[Thursday, October 19, 2023]

Not by the book: Bell's highlights author portraits by noted photographer Margo Davis
Peninsula-based photographer Margo Davis collaborated with Faith Bell of Bell's Books for a show featuring her portraits of noted authors. The event takes place during the Code:ART festival with a reception to meet Davis on Oct. 13.
[Thursday, October 12, 2023]

Review: 'Mrs. Christie' dives into unsolved disappearance of famed novelist
Why did writer Agatha Christie disappear for 11 days? It's still a mystery, but TheatreWorks' season opener, "Mrs. Christie," offers a solid theory, with help from Christie's characters and a counterpart from the present day.
[Wednesday, October 11, 2023]

Get secret messages from the sea in one of seven installations at the Code:ART digital art festival
It's not every day you can walk through an ocean landscape in downtown Palo Alto, but visitors to the city's Code:ART festival Oct. 12-14 will get a chance to explore an undersea world plus interact with six other unique installations.
[Thursday, October 5, 2023]

Musician David James debuts a work about a rebel with a cause: his community activist father
Musician David James' newest piece tells a story drawn from newspapers and TV, but that also has a personal connection. The work looks back to mid-1960s San Francisco and the community activism of James' father, Rev. Jesse James.
[Thursday, September 21, 2023]

Nonprofit hosts benefit concert for farmworkers at The Guild Theatre
Gilroy-based nonprofit Earth to Table is hosting a benefit concert Sept. 19 at The Guild Theatre in Menlo Park to raise funds for organizations that support farmworkers. The lineup includes Malo, Juan Escovedo All-Stars and more.
[Friday, September 15, 2023]

Review: 'Matilda' breaks all the right rules
Palo Alto Players open their season with a musical about how a brilliant, kind child foils the grownup bullies around her. The show runs through Sept. 24.
[Thursday, September 14, 2023]