How to template event archive list?

I would live to have a simple list of upcoming events on our home page. Something like this:

EVENT TITLE | EVENT DATE
Event information excerpt that is cut off at 150 characters...
(link to event)

So I'd like the date listed without the icon and "takes place on" and without all of the buttons that I'm seeing from the [eab_archive limit="2"] shortcode. Is there a way to tweak all of this?

Also, would it be possible to include a thumbnail of the event's featured image, if I want to?

Thanks