THE BEAT GOES ON

KamloopaFor 40 years, the annual Kamloopa Powwow has celebrated the Secwepemc people’s culture and heritage. The colourful mix of storytelling, food, song and dance in traditional regalia attracts performers, craftspeople and spectators from all over North America. Dancers and drummers compete for thousands of dollars in prizes in categories that include Chicken, Fancy Feather, Fancy Shawl, Grass, Jingle and Traditional. Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Powwow Grounds, Kamloops; August 2-4 $10 per day, $20 weekend pass

PLAY TIME

shrewBard on the Beach is in full swing, celebrating its 30th season. Shakespeare in Love, based on the original screenplay for the 1998 film starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes, runs until September 18, and a Wild West interpretation of The Taming of the Shrew barrels along until September 21. All’s Well That Ends Well, set in India, ends August 11, followed by a modern version of Coriolanus until mid-September. Vanier Park, Vancouver Tickets start at $26; 50-percent discount for youth

BOOK ’EM

bookIs there a psychopath in your office? Paul Babiak and Robert Hare know how to spot them, and a new edition of their 2006 book on the subject explains how you can, too. Hare, a UBC emeritus professor and creator of the standard tool for diagnosing psychopathy, and Babiak, an authority on corporate psychopaths, co-developed B-Scan 360, a research tool to measure this problem in the workplace. Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work, on sale in August and updated with the latest scientific research, looks at psychopaths in modern corporations and provides tools to help employers manage them. HarperCollins Canada 416 pages, hardcover, $36.99