For the previous/next links, the actual name of the event is displayed (in the main post, not the sidebar widget). I don't think this is terribly intuitive to the viewer. I would like to replace the event titles with more generic "previous event" and "next event" links. I don't know enough .php to know how to modify the code:
I searched the entire Event Calendar plugin directory and found only a single file containing "tribe_previous_event_link", it's the same file that I plucked the code from in my original post here (file is attached). There is an opening comment in this file that seems to suggest an answer...
"* You can customize this view by putting a replacement file of the same name (single.php) in the events/ directory of your theme.
If this looks like the thing to do, I'm using a custom theme which doesn't have an events/ directory...can you tell me exactly what I need to do?