Ragtime Pastime

You can bob your head to your favorite rock bands in this town any night of the week, but how often do you get a chance to hear authentic ragtime piano? Well, the aficionados at Kansas City Ragtime Revelry give you that opportunity when they present ragtime and novelty pianist Frederick Hodges at 7 tonight at Community Christian Church (4601 Main). This performer from San Francisco goes beyond the usual Scott Joplin repertoire. He also adds his ragtime touch to the melodies of the Great American Songbook. A visit to frederickhodges.com brings up a ragtime-­flavored version of the standard “Willow Weep for Me.” Tickets to hear Hodges tickling the ivories, in that sparkling early 20th-century style, are $20 general admission and are available at the door. Call 913-831-1860 for more information.

Sat., Feb. 20, 7 p.m., 2010