Carnival Previews & Marches
Carnival “acertos de marcha” and previews (pre-Carnival presentations) started this past weekend and will continue through Carnival (Feb 13-18). See the schedule in the link. 
Suape Port is being used as a hub for importation of (mainly) European wines by businessman Luiz Figueiredo. Currently, there are 700 labels, including those sold on Wineinpack, an online store that Lacomex launched this week and which is already successful. 
The Tourism Ministry published info on Brazilian travel intentions where Recife came in at the top. The Pernambuco capital was the highest rated in terms of travel intentions by air, with 89.9% of the votes. Recife residents were also third place in terms of those wanting to travel within the country. Last but not least, Recife was also the Brazilian capital with the second highest travel intention to another state (not sure if that means recifenses want to travel to another state or what). 
Recently, the Shopping Armazéns do Porto was opened to the public, which is the first mall specializing in entertainment (not sure what that means exactly) in the state. Housed in the old Warehouses 12 and 13, next to Marco Zero and in front of the Atlantic ocean, the new initiative gathers bars, a cafe, diner, ice cream shop and restaurants, and looks to become a new meeting place for anyone living in or coming to Recife. 
Recife in the 20th century
In the book Imagens do Recife – Ruas, launched last night at the City of Recife Museum, researcher Josivan Rodrigues put together 30 photographs taken in the 20th century and put them in a postcard format. The idea is to show Recife through the museum’s extensive collection of 200k photos. Many of the images, along with each street’s current incarnation, can be seen in the link.