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For October, we're talking about coffee, a new dramedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and election forums. 


Unpregnant, a new dramedy that begins its story in a fictionalized version of Columbia. The film came to HBO Max in September. It follows a Missouri teenager, Veronica, played by Haley Lu Richardson, as she learns she is pregnant and can’t get an abortion in her home state. She and her frenemy Bailey, played by Barbie Ferreira, take a road trip to Albuquerque for the procedure, and high jinks ensue.

Streaming on HBO Max (with subscription)


About candidates in the upcoming election at your local Columbia Public Library’s election forums. In three separate events, attendees will hear from candidates for state Senate, House, County Commissioner, Sheriff and Circuit Judge. The events, co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters, will be held via Zoom.

Senate and House, Oct. 6, 78:30 p.m.; County Commissioner, Oct. 13, 78 p.m.; Sheriff and Circuit Judge, Oct. 14, 78 p.m., Visit events.dbrl.org to register


Camacho Coffee’s new roasterie in southwest Columbia at Copperstone Plaza (near Addison’s South). The company has been operating in a shared commercial kitchen space with B&B Bagel Company but will upgrade to a larger location with room for customers to sample its air-roasted, ethically sourced coffee blends like Colombia Bold or Madagascar Vanilla. Owners Jesse Walters and Megan Meier-Walters say the opening date is still in the works (as of Sept. 25), but they plan to be open bright and early, so you can get your coffee as soon as 6 a.m. Follow @camachocoffee on Instagram and its Facebook page for updates on the opening.

4009 Frontgate Drive, Mon.–Sat., Open at 6 a.m., 573-260-3520


The late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Sept. 18. Pick up a book like Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik from Skylark Bookshop to read about RBG’s contributions in the court. Or, watch the documentary RBG or the based-on-a-true-story movie On the Basis of Sex for a glimpse inside the life and career of Ginsburg.

RBG available for streaming on Hulu or Amazon Prime (with subscription); On the Basis of Sex available for streaming on Amazon Prime (with subscription); Skylark Bookshop, 22 S. Ninth St., Mon.–Sat., 10 a.m. to

6 p.m., 573-777-6990

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