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For September, we talk about face masks, coffee, Wonder Woman, tattoos and books. 


Yourself and others with a mask that is comfortable and pretty. Embroider It has a variety of face coverings, from customizable fabric masks to disposable ones, and even KN95 surgical masks. With a wide array available, you can choose the mask that suits you best.

Embroider It, 601 Business Loop 70 W; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 573-235-2951


On a refreshing beverage at Shortwave’s new location, which will be a blend of a bakery and a cafe, or at Hitea, the new bubble tea store in town. The second Shortwave location will be at 29 S. Ninth St., formerly home to Kaldi's Coffee. The new spot will make its debut in September and updates are posted on the coffee shop's Facebook page. If you're looking for a change of pace, Hitea, located at 16 N. Tenth St., offers current fads in the bubble tea scene, such as brown sugar boba and tiramisu flavored teas.

Shortwave Coffee, 915 Alley A, Mon.-Sun., 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 573-214-0880; Hitea, Mon.-Sun., 11 a.m.-8 p.m., 573-507-6380


A minimalist, fine-lined design at Columbia's new tattoo parlor: Iron Moe's. Asked to describe his tattoos in one word, owner Maurice Rogers, better known as "Iron Moe," calls them cute. He has been tattooing for the past 10 years and decided to open up shop in Columbia after requests from customers.

Iron Moe’s, 816 E. Broadway suite 202, Tue.-Thurs., Noon-8 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., Noon-10 p.m.; Sun., Noon-8 p.m., 573-489-2643

Suit up…

For the second Wonder Woman film. The movie was originally set to be released in August, but it was pushed back due to the pandemic. The film will premiere in theaters *Dec. 25, so make sure to prepare for Wonder Woman 1984 by rewatching the first movie and other DC Extended Universe films.

Wonder Woman is available for streaming on HBO Max (with subscription) or Amazon Prime (rent, $3.99; buy $14.99)


Books with authors through Skylark Bookshop's virtual events. The next event will examine sexual violence, featuring authors Michelle Bowdler and Alisson Wood and their nonfiction books, Is Rape a Crime? and Being Lolita, respectively.

Sept. 15, 7-8:30 p.m.; go to their website for more, 573-777-6990

Update: A previous version of this article included the original release date for the second Wonder Woman film, which has now been postponed. 

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