Just because theyre stuck in uncomfortable and itchy medieval garb doesnt mean King Henry and his various better halves cant get with the times and go high-tech. Or so it seems from the revamped Web site of the Texas Renaissance Festival, which is chock-full of video clips of Shakespeare, Ded Bob and the Washing Well Wenches, in addition to computerized battles and intros from His Majesty himself. All thats missing is the smell of horse dung and rotting corpses wafting through your monitor. In addition to the turkey legs and flagons of ale, majestic gardens, arts-and-crafts shops, live arena jousting, fireworks and more than 3,000 costumed characters in 150 performances daily, this year features the Fests first Barbarian Invasion-themed weekend. Dads, time to protect the virtuous honor of your soccer-mom wife and get the Kia battle-ready. 9 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through November 25. FM 1771, between Magnolia and Plantersville. For information and tickets, call 800-458-3435 or visit www.texrenfest.com. $8 to $21.
Sat., Oct. 20, 9 a.m.; Sun., Oct. 21, 9 a.m., 2007