Wednesday: Books at Noon: Meet Scottish actor Alan Cumming (“The Good Wife,” “Cabaret”) discussing his acclaimed book “Not My Father’s Son: A Memoir.” The NYPL’s “Books at Noon” series features a different author each Wednesday in Spring. At the main NYPL branch, Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, Midtown. From 12 p.m.
Thursday: Abandoned NYC. This illustrated lecture uncovers the forgotten history behind New York’s most incredible abandoned spaces, and witnesses its seldom seen and rapidly disappearing landscape. The visual tour explores of some of the author’s favorite destinations. Harrowing tales from his own adventures and the eye-opening histories of places like Dead Horse Bay, Creedmoor State Hospital, the Harlem Renaissance Ballroom, and the Gowanus Batcave, to name a few. 6:30pm at the Mid-Manhattan Library, across Fifth Avenue from the main branch with the lions out front. AbandonedNYC, with Will Ellis, a Brooklyn-based photographer and the creator of AbandonedNYC.com.