Boise burlesque fans may be familiar with Frankie McDonald, a.k.a. Frankly Frankie, from her long stint at Red Light Variety Show. With Vaudeville on the Edge: An Operatic Melodrama, Frankie has struck out on her own. Like RLVS, VotE features a raucous mix of stage media, including an opener by Boise comedian Paycen McGahey, a selection of short skits from Frankie and friends, and a selection of pieces from Georges Bizet's opera, Carmen, by Opera Elect, which is fresh from a series of performances in Tacoma, Wash. Join the party at the Visual Arts Collective Wednesday-Friday, Sept. 2-4. Doors open at 8 p.m.