Make an upcoming events calendar. Just add an "Event Date" to any post, and then use the [upcoming] shortcode to list upcoming events.
I have my favourite 'all singing, all dancing' events plugins, but sometimes you just need a widget to show a list of upcoming gigs or other events. I tried a few lightweight events plugins, but this one works well and has all the essential without any extra bells & whistles.
simple and got what i needed done. The code was well documented and allowed me to easily edit to suit my needs. Thanks so much for doing the heavy lifting :)