The Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E. Anaheim St., will host a “Benefit for the Animals” on Thursday, April 22. The event will begin at 6:30pm with a reception and entertainment, along with drawings, a door prize and silent auction. The Playhouse production of Agatha Christie’s The Hollow will begin at 7:30pm. All proceeds will benefit The Friends of Long Beach Animals, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping animals in Long Beach and Signal Hill and promoting responsible pet ownership. Tickets are $25 per person. Call (562) 988-7647 for reservations.