In general, the examples can be made using the MVC version of the widgets as they are wrappers of the jQuery one and behave the same on the client.
If the desired result is to have the date time object I can suggest the following approach.
1) On the series click call the read method of the Kendo UI Grid dataSource instance:
2) Use the Data() method of the Grid read to pass additional parameters using a function:
.Read(read => read.Action(
Date(),// This will return the current date/time
This will allow filtering the Grid based on the current time when the Chart is clicked.