Imagery from NASA and NOAA indicate that Venus is indeed beginning the famous 'Venus Transit' across the skies of the US. The next time this will happen does appear to fall in December, 2117, so this is very much a once in a lifetime event.
Never look directly into the sun. There are several other ways you can view this historic event without directly looking at the sun.
Never look into the sun with a telescope. Doing that will only maximize eye damage.