I have installed and tested eight event/calendar plugins including one commercial one over the past ten days. All of them either don't have the right feature set or have oddities that are difficult to work with.
Event Manger Extended is the answer to the question, "Can anyone make an event plugin that not only works but has a strong feature set and doesn't drive me crazy trying to force feed it into my installation."
The answer is Yes.
It has all the functionality you could want except for email reminders and none of them have that.
This is a wonderful piece of software and I highly recommend you try it if you are looking for an events solution.