Intermedia Arts attempts Twister record

THE WEDGE — Romance, fun and a shot at the record books — the Love RoX fundraiser Saturday at Intermedia Arts promises all three.

The community arts center will attempt to set a Guinness World Record with a 6 p.m.-to-midnight Twister marathon, and anyone who buys a ticket can take a turn on the plastic mat. Start stretching now or you’ll be seeing polka dots come Sunday.

“There is no record, yet, so we’ll be the first to attempt this,” said Theresa Sweetland, artistic director at Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Avenue South.

Featured Twister players include skaters from the Minnesota RollerGirls roller derby squad, members nonprofit ARENA Dances of St. Paul and hip hop dancers from The Collective.

The pre-Valentine’s Day fundraiser will also feature live music and DJs, food and wine, a silent auction, graffiti valentines and more. For a list of auction items, visit the center’s website at

Advance tickets are $35 to $100. To reserve a ticket, call 871-4444 or email