Smooth Calendar is a simple and good looking calendar widget. It is highly configurable and can display any number of upcoming events. You can easily adapt it to match the look of the rest of your device, such as color, font style, icon etc. Works with the sync providers on your phone and thereby supports Google Calendar, Exchange, Facebook etc.
Please note, it is a widget, this means that you need to add it to your home screen as stated in the thank you message. Giving it one star and stating in the comments that it doesn't work is just silly.
Should solve the date not updating problem.
If you are using a 4.0 or later device and Smooth Calendar starts crashing when you disable the scrollable widget, please enable it again. I am looking into why this is happening (just set the number of items low enough if you don't want them to scroll).