Making a shortcode to display upcoming buddypress group events

Hi There,

Im trying to get a list of upcoming events to display via a shortcode. I have made a shortcode to display POSTS and various post types. Are events stored as a custom post type and if so whats the slug?

If not, is there a direct SQL or Query I can run to get the latest upcoming events and I will create a new shortcode to output the list in the right format.

You can see what im talking about on the home page of my dev server at (scroll down to the 6 boxes that have LATEST updates) there is an empty box for Upcoming Events..

any help would be appreciated..