What's not to love about April? There are plenty of events in and around Des Moines to look forward to this month.

Des Moines Buccaneers (April 10-11): Final games of the season, 7:05 p.m. each night at Buccaneers Arena, 7201 Hickman Road, Urbandale. $14-$20. Go to

Juice Mixies awards announcement party (April 13): Don't miss our celebration of music in Des Moines at the Des Moines Social Club, 900 Mulberry St. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Stay tuned to our site for more details.

Iowa Wild vs. Toronto Marlies (April 14): Final home game of the season at Wells Fargo Arena, 730 Third St. 7 p.m. $9-$45. Go to

Iowa Cubs vs. Oklahoma City (April 17): Home opener at Principal Park, One Line Drive. 7 p.m. Tickets start at $7. Go to

Beautiful Bulldog Contest (April 19): Drake Relays event at the Knapp Center, 2525 Forest Ave. 12:30 p.m. (judging), 2 p.m. (pageant). Free for spectators. Go to

Drake Relays (April 22-26): Track and Field events at Drake University and select other locations. Go to

Harlem Globetrotters (April 19): Legendary basketball team at Wells Fargo Arena, 730 Third St. 3 p.m. $25. Go to

Gross Domestic Product (April 25): 10th annual festival featuring The Maytags, Canby, Annalibera and others at Wooly's, Streetcar 209, Beechwood Lounge and other East Village locations. $10 in advance. Go to

"The Lion King" (April 28-May 17): Musical inspired by the Disney animated film at the Des Moines Civic Center, 221 Walnut St. $30-$69.50. Go to

Zoo Brew Reveal Party (April 30): Revealing the lineup of the 2015 season at Blank Park Zoo, 7401 S.W. Ninth St. 5:30 p.m. $30. Go to

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