The Events Calendar - together with The Events Calendar Pro (for recurring events) - solves the Event requirement better than any of the other plugins I tried.
I tested the free version before going pro. It has a comprehensive list of features and a quick learning curve. In my case no ticketing or POS was required, so I can't speak to that.
The Events Calendar is highly configurable and I particularly like the multiple options for how events can be viewed: by calender by mo, week, day and by text list, map (location of events) or image (3 column styled list).
Nice job Modern Tribe.