We've been listening to our users, like bikehugger, who asks "Possibly not enough coffee, but has anyone else just stared at Active.com wondering how to register for an event?" (http://twitter.com/bikehugger/statuses/998940596). Our users want to a) find the events to register for and b) run through a no-hassle registration process.
Here we're addressing "a" - making it easier to find stuff to do.
So we've been working to make search a bit easier and a bit more relevant. I'm happy to invite you to our highly experimental, closed search beta. The first 100 users can sign-up at http://labs.active.com/users/new, using the invite code "blogsearchinvite".
Watch this screencast to get a better idea of where we're headed.