Saturday: Bicycles are natural heartthrobs for artists, lean machines ready-made for speed and high design. Minneapolis-based Artcrank celebrates that beautiful pairing this weekend with a benefit for Springboard for the Arts to help fund medical care for uninsured Twin Cities artists and their families. Local designers — 45 of them, including Adam Turman, Aesthetic Apparatus, David Schwen, Brock Davis and Studio on Fire — are cranking out limited-edition, handmade, bike-themed posters that will sell for $40 each with proceeds to Springboard. Craft beers by Widmer Brothers and food trucks and carts will be on hand. BYO good spirits and party hats. (5-11 p.m. Sat., free. Grain Belt Studios, 79 13th Av. NE., Mpls. Poster show continues April 11-May 4 at One on One Bicycle Studio, 117 Washington Av. N., free. 612-371-9565 or

Mary Abbe