pulling event manager data from Elgg API (php novice)

Hi so I'm working on a fairly small project.

My goal is to pull data from the event api, and organize it in an html table (sortable with jquery sortable). I want this to actively update, so that whenever a new event is created,  a new event (one row) appears in the table.


Anyone done something similar to this with Event Managaer?


Or could someone put me on thre right track of how to start, I'm a bit of nvice wwith php