Even though Johnny Ramone isn’t actually buried at Hollywood Forever, he is a larger-than-life presence in the Hollywood cemetery thanks in part to sculptor Wayne Toth’s iconic statue, which captures the glowering Ramones guitarist mid-strum. His ferocious spirit also lives on with the annual Johnny Ramone Tribute, which has evolved from a straightforward tribute to the Ramones into an ongoing series of screenings of the late guitarist’s favorite movies under the helm of his widow Linda Ramone. This year, host Vincent Gallo presides over a screening of Walter Hill’s apocalyptic 1979 gang odyssey The Warriors and welcomes such guests as comedian Fred Armisen and ex-Pistol Steve Jones for a jam session. Howie Pyro deejays and Mr. Musichead presents a punk and glam photo exhibit in the cathedral mausoleum.

Hollywood Forever, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood; Sun., Aug. 11, 6:30 p.m.; $20. (323) 469-1181, hollywoodforever.com. 

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