The new add-on from Low might have come at just the right time for me. I have been working on a specific events display implementation and the Low Events template tags are just what I need.
Yesterday Low Schutte unveiled Low Events, a two part approach to managing events in ExpressionEngine. There is a simple Google-calendar-like field type for selecting the date:
The Low Events fieldtype is inspired by Google Calendar’s date/time picker. I love the way it suggests times for you, shows duration and is smart enough to know when the date you entered is invalid. In your templates, the fieldtype gives you lots of variables to work with to display the dates just the way you want.
and template tags that solve very specific problems you have when presenting events in the template.
The Low Events template tags all center around the idea that you’re either showing upcoming events (omitting passed ones), or showing events per year, month or day (including passed ones). Other tags like the Archive or Calendar tag, will help you link to specific dates.
I’ll be picking this up to try as the solution on a current project.